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Books-

Apfel, Necia, Nebulae: The Birth and Death of Stars, 1988, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, ISBN 0-688-07229-1. Explains the life cycle of stars to upper elementary school students and above.

Branley, Franklyn, Journey Into A Black Hole, 1986, Crowell, ISBN 0-690-04544-1. Explains the black hole stage of a massive star's life cycle to elementary school students and above.

Branley, Franklyn, Superstar: The Supernova of 1987, 1990, HarperCollins, ISBN 0-690-04839-4. Explains the supernova stage of a massive star's life cycle to middle school students and above.

Levy, David H., A Nature Company Guide: Skywatching, 1995, Time-Life Books. This book provides a general overview and discussion of astronomical objects, including the life cycle of stars. For students in middle school or above.

Mitton, Jacqueline & Simon, The Young Oxford Book of Astronomy, 1995, Oxford University Press, Inc. This excellent book explains many concepts in astronomy from the Solar System to galaxies and the Universe, including a nice section on the life cycle of stars. Intended for the middle or high school student.

Magazines-

Berstein, Jeremy, "The Reluctant Father of Black Holes", Scientific American, June 1996, vol. 274, no. 6. Discusses the details of how Einstein's equations of gravity are the foundation of the modern view of black holes. Intended for the high school (and above) student who is interested in science.

Kirshner, Robert P., "SN 1987A: The First Ten Years", Sky and Telescope, February 1997, vol. 93, no. 2. Discussion of the supernova that has taught us much about stellar evolution. Intended for the high school (and above) student who is interested in science.

Hurst, Guy M., "Searching for Outbursts", Astronomy Now, September 1995, vol. 9, no. 10. Talks about how amateur astronomers can help in the search for supernovae. Intended for the high school (and above) student interested in science.

Web sites-

To get a colorful step-by-step overview of the life cycle of stars, examine the site The Life Cycle of Stars which is located on the World Wide Web. The URL for this site is

http://astron.berkeley.edu/~bmendez/ay10/cycle/cycle.html




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