Dr. Christine Jones is a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She specializes in the extragalactic X-ray astronomy of clusters of galaxies and in the raising of her three children with astrophysicist husband, Dr. William Forman. Her work includes extensive projects in science education which bring her in and out of the classroom throughout the year. This book is her brainchild.

Ms. Tania Ruiz is an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She is presently working on a science outreach project to bring more inquiry-based science education on to the Internet. She is also often seen in classrooms and playgrounds across the East Coast bringing some of the sky down to Earth in the form of lectures, hands-on investigations, and stargazing. She also writes for the Center for Archaeoastronomy as an education consultant.

Ms. Sara Waters is a third grade teacher at the John A. Bishop Elementary School in Arlington, Massachusetts. She worked with this project from its earliest incarnations in 1991 and then went on to collaborate with us on the Everyday Classroom Tools curriculum, Long Shadows.

Mr. Jeffrey Breen now works and lives in Virginia. He has a Master's degree in astronomy from the University of Virginia where he specialized in multi-wavelength astrophysics of galaxies. Jeffrey was involved with writing the text of this book during its earliest incarnations in 1991.

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