Astronomy Media Workbook for the Cosmic Perspective the Essential Cosmic Perspective

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  • Copyright: 2006-08-01
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This innovative workbook provides a wide selection of engaging and instructive assignable media activities and projects using the highly acclaimed Astronomy Place Interactive Tutorials and Voyager: SkyGazer, College Edition v3.6 planetarium software. Activities are suitable for the lab or can be assigned as homework. Now updated to include the new Astronomy Place Interactive Tutorials, and expanded for a wider range of Voyager: SkyGazer activities.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Astronomy Place Web Tutorials
Scale of the Universep. 3
Lab Activityp. 7
The Seasonsp. 9
Lab Activityp. 13
Eclipsesp. 15
Lab Activityp. 19
Phases of the Moonp. 21
Lab Activityp. 25
Motion and Gravityp. 27
Lab Activityp. 31
Orbits and Kepler's Lawsp. 33
Lab Activityp. 37
Energyp. 39
Lab Activityp. 43
Light and Spectroscopyp. 45
Lab Activityp. 49
The Doppler Effectp. 51
Lab Activityp. 55
Telescopesp. 57
Lab Activityp. 61
Formation of the Solar Systemp. 63
Lab Activityp. 67
Detecting Extrasolar Planetsp. 69
Lab Activityp. 73
Shaping Planetary Surfacesp. 75
Lab Activityp. 79
Surface Temperature of Terrestrial Planetsp. 81
Lab Activityp. 85
The Sunp. 87
Lab Activityp. 91
The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagramp. 93
Lab Activityp. 97
Stellar Evolutionp. 99
Lab Activityp. 103
Measuring Cosmic Distancesp. 105
Lab Activityp. 109
Black Holesp. 111
Lab Activityp. 113
Detecting Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxiesp. 115
Lab Activityp. 117
Hubble's Lawp. 119
Lab Activityp. 121
Fate of the Universep. 123
Lab Activityp. 125
Voyager: Skygazer CD-ROM Activities
Introducing SkyGazerp. 129
Check Your Understandingp. 137
Motions of the Starsp. 139
Check Your Understandingp. 144
Celestial Spherep. 147
Check Your Understandingp. 154
Motions of the Sunp. 157
Check Your Understandingp. 164
The Eclipticp. 167
Check Your Understandingp. 174
Seasonal Constellationsp. 177
Check Your Understandingp. 184
The Seasonsp. 187
Check Your Understandingp. 192
Precession and Proper Motionp. 195
Check Your Understandingp. 204
Phases of the Moonp. 207
Check Your Understandingp. 214
Solar Eclipsesp. 217
Check Your Understandingp. 225
Lunar Eclipsesp. 227
Check Your Understandingp. 231
The Inferior Planetsp. 233
Check Your Understandingp. 240
The Superior Planetsp. 243
Check Your Understandingp. 250
Observing the Planetsp. 253
Check Your Understandingp. 260
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorsp. 263
Check Your Understandingp. 272
Satellites and Spacecraftp. 275
Check Your Understandingp. 280
The Solar System Planets, Moons, and Ringsp. 283
Check Your Understandingp. 291
Stars and The H-R Diagramp. 293
Check Your Understandingp. 299
Galaxies-The Milky Wayp. 301
Check Your Understandingp. 308
The Universe-Hubble's Lawp. 311
Check Your Understandingp. 319
Basic Conceptsp. 321
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