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Galileo Sunspots  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake
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The EJS Galileo Sunspots Model illustrates the motion and changes in appearance of sunspots as they move across the disk of the Sun. Galileo's observation of the changing appearance…
Parallactic Proper Motion  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Parallactic Proper Motion Model illustrates the phenomenon known as parallactic proper motion. Proper motion refers to the progressive (non-oscillatory) apparent motion 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…
  
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Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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The SOHO website provides an overview of the SOHO mission, the instruments involved, the operations of the mission, and the latest articles about the mission. There is also an image…
Solar Photon Random Walk  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Solar Photon Random Walk Model simulates the path of photons in radiative transport as they escape from the Sun. Photons do not travel in a straight line, but rather collide with…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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A. Fraknoi, Astron. Educ. Rev., 10 (1), 010302 (2011).
An annotated overview of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets has been published in the on-line journal "Astronomy Education Review." Compiled by Andrew Fraknoi…
  
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M. Belloni
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The Measurement of the Solar Rotation Rate with Tracker Lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion of sunspots to determine the solar rotation rate.…
  
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Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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This tutorial focuses on the origin of the chemical abundances in the solar system, beginning with the formation of the heavier elements in supernovae, and leading to the chemical…
  
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A. Fraknoi and D. Schatz; Publisher: National Science Teachers Association
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This illustrated booklet describes, in everyday language, the circumstances of the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse of the Sun, which will be total in a narrow path stretching diagonally across…
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