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written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Todd Timberlake
One of the most popular courses in physics is astronomy. However, the topics taught require visualizations that are not familiar to the typical students in these courses. To address this issue, we have created a set of flexible resources for the teaching of introductory astronomy based on two- and three-dimensional simulations. These simulations are created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS) which is a free and open source tool for creating Java simulations. Because EJS allows teachers to easily change simulations, existing simulations can be customized to the type of astronomy course one is teaching. In this workshop, we will describe how to use and modify astronomy simulations such as the celestial sphere, Ptolemaic and Copernican models, Keplerian orbits including eclipses, galactic collisions, and orbits about black holes.

Material for this workshop is available in a ComPADRE shared file folder: http://www.compadre.org/osp/filingcabinet/bookmarks.cfm?FID=30679
https://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/
Philadelphia, PA: July 28- Aug 1, 2012
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W. Christian, M. Belloni, and T. Timberlake, presented at the https://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12233&DocID=3038).
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W. Christian, M. Belloni, and T. Timberlake, From Ptolemy to Einstein Workshop, presented at the https://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12233&DocID=3038>.
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Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Timberlake, T. (2012, July 28- Aug 1). From Ptolemy to Einstein Workshop. Paper presented at https://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12233&DocID=3038
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Christian, W, M. Belloni, and T. Timberlake. "From Ptolemy to Einstein Workshop." Paper presented at the https://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/, Philadelphia, PA, July 28- Aug 1, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12233&DocID=3038 (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang, Mario Belloni, and Todd Timberlake. "From Ptolemy to Einstein Workshop." https://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12233&DocID=3038>.
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