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This online exhibit from the American Institute of Physics contains the history of the discovery of the first optical pulsar in the Crab Nebula. It includes both a transcription of the conversation at the moment of the discovery and commentary by the astronomers who made the discovery and by Philip Morrison.  MP3 files of the conversations, commentary, and ideas for use by teachers are included.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Historical Astronomy
- Stars
= Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs
- High School
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Voice Recording
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- Learners
- Educators
- audio/mpeg
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007 American Institute of Physics
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Merlot: pending
Keywords: astronomy history, crab nebula, optical pulsar, pulsar
Record Creator: Metadata instance created January 28, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Oct 15, 2010 by Bruce Mason
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Record Link
AIP Format
(American Institute of Physics, College Park, 2007), WWW Document, (http://www.aip.org/history/mod/pulsar/pulsar1/01.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Moments of Discovery: A Pulsar Discovery (American Institute of Physics, College Park, 2007), <http://www.aip.org/history/mod/pulsar/pulsar1/01.html>.
APA Format
Moments of Discovery: A Pulsar Discovery. (2007). Retrieved September 3, 2014, from American Institute of Physics: http://www.aip.org/history/mod/pulsar/pulsar1/01.html
Chicago Format
American Institute of Physics. Moments of Discovery: A Pulsar Discovery. College Park: American Institute of Physics, 2007. http://www.aip.org/history/mod/pulsar/pulsar1/01.html (accessed 3 September 2014).
MLA Format
Moments of Discovery: A Pulsar Discovery. College Park: American Institute of Physics, 2007. 3 Sep. 2014 <http://www.aip.org/history/mod/pulsar/pulsar1/01.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Title = {Moments of Discovery: A Pulsar Discovery}, Publisher = {American Institute of Physics}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {3 September 2014}, Year = {2007} }
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EndNote Export Format

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