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Title: The College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University: Elements of Astronomy
Url: http://www.physics.csbsju.edu/astro/newcomb/elements.of.astro.html
Creator: Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909
Publisher: College of Saint Benedict (Saint Joseph, Minn.)
Saint John's University (Collegeville, Minn.)
Description: The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University furnish an online version of Chapter II of Simon Newcomb's astronomy book, where he attempts to explain the laws of phenomena of celestial motions to "the inquiring layman seeking to know something of the heavenly bodies and their relation to the earth". With the help of many sketches, students and educators can learn about the earth, its motion around the sun, seasonality, the motion of the sun, solar and sidereal years, and equinoxes. While many of the explanations are still relevant today, Newcomb did live in the 19th to early 20th century and, consequently, some of the theories and concepts are dated and should be considered in a historical context.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Earth as a planet. Astronomical geography
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Earth as a planet. Astronomical geography -- Seasons
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Motion
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Sun
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Zodiac
Science -- Astronomy -- Practical and spherical astronomy -- Correction and reduction of observations -- Correction for movement of earth and equinoxes -- Precession and nutation
Science -- Astronomy -- Practical and spherical astronomy -- Time -- Sidereal and solar, and their conversion
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Astronomy
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Earth
Astronomy -- Relative motion
Astronomy -- Stars
Meteorology -- Seasons
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Reading Materials
Science Materials
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
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-10-23 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-06-11 15:01:14 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 7
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