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An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy, the path to heliocentric theory and extensive sections on Kepler's laws.  It also has sections on the Moon and how its distance was found.  Many historical details, stories, and applications are included.  This is part of a wider site "From Stargazers to Starships" which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problems, and Spanish and French translations.
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Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
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= Curriculum
- Reference Material
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Greek, Kepler, calendar, history, moon, precession, seasons, sun, sundials
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Metadata instance created May 5, 2004 by David Stern
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March 10, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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D. Stern, Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space, <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sastron.htm>.
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Stern, D. (n.d.). Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sastron.htm
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Stern, David. Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space. http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sastron.htm (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Stern, David. Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space. 28 July 2014 <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sastron.htm>.
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