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This booklet provides over 70 Research and Observation Projects and over 100 SkyChart III Student Version Projects to accompany Chaisson/McMillans Astronomy Today, 5th Edition. SkyChart III Student Version accurately simulates and displays the skyMoreThis booklet provides over 70 Research and Observation Projects and over 100 SkyChart III Student Version Projects to accompany Chaisson/McMillans Astronomy Today, 5th Edition. SkyChart III Student Version accurately simulates and displays the sky as it appears in the present, as well as hundreds of thousands of years in the past or future. The sky can be viewed from any place on Earth, or from almost any object in the solar system or beyond. The program includes a fully customizable database of over 400,000 objects based on the state-of-the-art Hipparcos and Tycho-2 catalogs, showing all stars to about magnitude 10. For up-to-date developments in Astronomy and extra help in preparing for exams, visit the Chaisson/McMillan Astronomy Today, 5th Edition Companion Web Site.The Companion Web Site, located at http://astro.prenhall.com/chaisson, organizes material from a variety of sources on the web on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The chapters of the Web Site for Astronomy Today, 5TH Edition feature the following modules: Learning Goals - From the textbook, these Goals help students structure their reading of the chapter and then test their mastery of key facts and concepts. Study Guide - Interactive multiple-choice quizzes with hints and instant feedback. Images - Collections of annotated images that can be expanded to full-screen view, with links to the original source web-pages arid to other associated web sites. Web Destinations - Annotated links to associated web sites that are regularly updated to keep links current and provide information on significant new discoveries. Animations - Collections of annotated videos and animations, with links to the original source web-pages and to other associated web sites. Practice Problems - Algorithmically generated versions of select end-of-chapter problems from the text.