education, all things are possible."
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Have you written a paper on astronomy, planetary science, women
in astronomy? Would you like to share it with our readers? Shelby Cook, a
10th grade student, did and the professional astronomers loved it!
If you would like to publish your work here, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Fall of 1996 at the age of 40, I returned to school as a
"non-traditional" student. Since beginning this venture, my interest
has always been in astronomy, and whenever possible, I looked for the astronomical
slant of my classes, regardless of the discipline. Here are a few selections of
my work, along with Shelby's. I
hope you will consider adding your work to the Cosmic
Review: theWoman Astronomer. 9.20.07, by
Kathryn Piorkowski. Kathy wrote a review of this web site for a "Women
in Science" class. Her professor, Dr. Lesley Rigg, said "fantastic
site" and, more importanly, Kathy earned full credit on her assignment!|
6.21.07, by Shelby Cook. An essay on Pluto's change in status from one of nine planets
in the solar system to a dwarf planet. This month, July 2007, we have a special contributor to the Cosmic Campus.
Her name is Shelby Cook, a 10th grade student who asked for our help with her
Astronomy in the Southwest:
from petroglyphs to telescopes. 11.29.05, by
Debra L. Davis. The story of astronomy in the
desert southwest is an old one, dating back thousands of years, and sacred.
Today astronomy is part of the desert's future.
Harvard Computers: from Pickering's Harem to Astronomy's Stars. 5.2.05,
by Debra L. Davis. Edwin Pickering opened forbidden doors to women astronomers. Their
discoveries changed the way we look at stars and the scale of the Universe.
Party. 4.25.05, by Debra L. Davis. As
every astronomer knows, a "star party" is not a social gathering of
Hollywood's glitzy A-list. Written for a creative non-fiction writing class,
in this essay I share my first star party experience, and a little bit more.
and Star: a symbol of Supernova 1054? 3.1.05, by Debra L.
Davis. This paper explores
the possibility that flags from Islam may record the beginnings of the Crab
|Women of the Moon.
9.30.04, by Debra L. Davis. This semester, Fall 2004, I am taking an independent
study class at the University of Arizona. I am working with Dr. Don
McCarthy, an astronomer and professor at the UofA. My project for this class
is to develop a program that will encourage girls to become involved in
of Impact Craters on Europa and Mars. 12.8.03, by Debra L. Davis.
The surface of Mars is very old; Europa's is very young. What do these two
planetary bodies have in common?
Astronomies, 11.12.96, by Debra L.
Davis. In this first installment of the Cosmic
Campus, I thought it would be appropriate to post my first paper from
my first class at Arapahoe Community College. The class was Cultural
Anthropology and my paper was on archeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy.
Please note, the papers on this site are for your enjoyment
only and are not peer reviewed. When originally written, they included
citations. These have been removed to protect the innocent and to deter plagiarism.
Also, please note that this site is monitored by Turnitin.com.