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Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package  [ Computer Program ]
  
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M. Belloni and K. Thompson
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The Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package displays how the appearance and motion of the stars near and around the northern, southern, eastern, and western horizon change over the…
Celestial Sphere with Analemma JS Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake and W. Christian
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The Celestial Sphere and Analemma JavaScript Model simulates the Two Sphere Universe theory of the Ancient Greeks. This theory supposes the stars to be fixed on the surface of a…
Naked Eye Sidereal and Solar Day JS Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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M. Belloni and T. Timberlake
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The Naked Eye Sidereal and Solar Day Javascript Model illustrates the difference between the sidereal and solar day. This simulation shows the view from the Earth as one would…
Sidereal and Solar Day JS Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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M. Belloni and T. Timberlake
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The Sidereal and Solar Day Javascript Model illustrates the difference between the sidereal and solar day. The planets of our solar system both orbit around Sun and rotate on their…
Astronomical Parallax 2D JS Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake and M. Belloni
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The Astronomical Parallax 2D Javascript Model illustrates the phenomenon of parallax in astronomy. Parallax is the apparent displacement of an object relative to the background that…
  
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T. Timberlake
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This website provides computer simulations and curricular materials for teaching the history of planetary astronomy from Ancient Greece to Isaac Newton. The site includes worksheets…
Northern Horizon Star Motion JS Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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M. Belloni
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The Northern Horizon Star Motion JS model displays how the appearance and motion of the stars near and around the northern horizon change over the course of hours. The specific…
Measurement of the Sidereal Day with Tracker  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Measurement of the Sidereal Day with Tracker Lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion stars near Polaris (the North Celestial Pole) to determine…
  
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U. Eriksson
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This thesis encompasses two research fields in astronomy: astrometry and astronomy education and they are discussed in two parts. These parts represent two sides of a coin;…
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U. Eriksson, Sci. Educ., 98 (3), 412–442 (2014).
An overlooked feature in astronomy education is the need for students to learn to extrapolate three-dimensionality and the challenges that this may involve. Discerning critical…
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