Astronomy 101– Guide to the Universe
Guidelines for the project paper
The paper should include the title of your paper and a brief description, known as abstract, of no more than a few sentences.
A typical abstract might read like this:
One of the Milky Way’s premier star factories lurk some 7500 light-years from Earth in the Southern constellation Carina. The Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372) came to life about 3 million years ago when a first generation of stars ignited within a huge cloud of molecular hydrogen. Intense ultraviolet radiation and powerful stellar winds from these stars carved out an expanding bubble of hot gas.
The body of this paper should be detailed, with 1000 – 1200 words (NOT including the words of the abstract), which is roughly equivalent to three typewritten, double-space pages. (If you compose your paper using the software program known as Word, you should do a Word Count on your document to make certain you have at least 1000 words when finished.)
This paper will likely be tightly worded, so that you will have just enough room to describe your subject succinctly and in complete sentences. Write in the third-person, which means that you would NOT be using personal references such as “I” or “you” or “me” in your paper. This type of impersonal writing is expository, since you are describing or detailing the subject with factual references. This paper should be typewritten, double space, with one-inch margins.
At the end of paper, list your sources. No fewer than two references. If online references are used, please cross check the reliability of the resources because unverifiable statements from personal sites/blogs are not acceptable