Title: "Astronomical Hands-On Activities at the CMNH"
Abstract: Clyde has developed a few activities for the classroom and general astronomy instruction. Among them are a scale Earth/Moon model that costs only one cent, and a way of showing how stars form from nebulae using common household materials.
Bio: Clyde Simpson (B.A., Geology, Cleveland State University) is Observatory Coordinator of the Ralph Mueller Observatory at the CMNH and has been a member of the Astronomy Department since 1984. Clyde teaches astronomy and geology classes in the planetarium and Museum galleries and maintains the observatory with its 10½" Warner & Swasey refracting telescope built in Cleveland in 1899. He leads field trips of astronomical interest, including several to view total eclipses of the Sun, and monitors sunspots on a daily basis for the American Association of Variable Star Observers.
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