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Title: Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space
Url: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sastron.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: 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.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Moon
Science -- Astronomy -- History
Science -- Astronomy -- History -- Ancient -- Greek
Science -- Astronomy -- Practical and spherical astronomy -- Time -- Sundials and dialing
Science -- Astronomy -- Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
Science -- Astronomy -- Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics -- Calculation of orbits -- Kepler's laws
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Cosmology
Astronomy -- Distances
Astronomy -- Earth
Astronomy -- Moon
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2004-09-22
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
French
Spanish
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-14 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-04-13 14:33:00 (W3C-DTF)
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Resource URL Clicks: 7
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