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Title: Find That Planet!
Url: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SegwayEd/abtfindp.html
Publisher: University of California, Berkeley. Center for Science Education
Description: This activity has students use internet resources to learn about celestial coordinates, and how to use an emphemeris to locate planets on a horizon sky map. The sky maps are then used for outdoor observing. A more advanced application has students draw maps in celestial coordinates. They first learn about the celestial coordinate system astronomers use and then they generate a position, or ephemeris, for a planet at a certain time on a certain night and plot that position on an appropriate sky map. While engaged in this activity, students will learn to use star maps for finding a planet, plot a planet path on star maps with coordinate grids, and be able to find out when a planet is visible.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Maps -- Celestial maps
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars
Science -- Astronomy -- Practical and spherical astronomy -- Celestial sphere and coordinates
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Planets
Astronomy -- Stars
Astronomy -- Solar system
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Middle School
Elementary School
Language: English
Rights: Regents of the University of California
Access Rights: Free access
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