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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
These simulations illustrate three different, but related areas. Terrestrial coordinates and the celestial equatorial coordinate system are covered and are used to explore the motion of the sun and how it relates to seasons. There are interactive maps that display terrestrial and celestial equatorial coordinates. The user can change the point location on the map and view the different coordinates. There is also a simulation of the seasons and the ecliptic as the earth orbits the sun.

This is part of a collection of astronomy applets.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
= Earth
- The Sun
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002 University of Nebraska
Permission is granted to use for noncommercial purposes as long as it remains unmodified.
Keywords: celestial equatorial coordinates, earth, ecliptic, orbit, seasons, sun, terrestrial coordinates
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created August 18, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated: Sep 21, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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March 26, 2007
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AIP Format
K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html>.
APA Format
Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html
Chicago Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html (accessed 29 July 2014).
MLA Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 29 July 2014 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/motion1.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kevin Lee", Title = {Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab}, Publisher = {Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {29 July 2014}, Month = {March 26, 2007}, Year = {2002} }
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