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Title: Distance to the Moon
Url: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Shipprc2.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: This pair of web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, describes early calculations of the Earth-Moon distance by Greek astronomers. Using lunar and solar eclipses, the astronomers Aristarchus and Hipparchus determined the distance to the moon using geometry. The methods and mathematics used are described as well as the accuracy and errors. These pages are linked to other information on the geometry of the sun/earth/moon system. This is part of a large web site "From Stargazers to Starships" that presents physics concepts through connections to space science and an historical perspective. Spanish, French, and Italian translations are available.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Lunar eclipses
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Moon
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Moon -- Distance, parallax
Science -- Astronomy -- History -- Ancient -- Greek
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Distances
Astronomy -- Moon
Date Issued: 2004-09-18
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
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