From Stargazers to Starships
Astronomy of the Earth's motion in space:1. The Sky Above Us
1a. Finding the Pole Star
2. The Path of the Sun, the Ecliptic
2a. Building a Sundial
3. Seasons of the Year
4. The Angle of the Sun's Rays
5. Latitude and Longitude 5a. Navigation
6. The Calendar
8. The Round Earth and Christopher Columbus
Includes 8a. Distance to the Horizon
8c. How Distant is the Moon?--1
8d. How Distant is the Moon?--2
9.The central role of the Sun
9a. Aristarchus: Is Earth Revolving around the Sun?
Includes 9b. The Earth's Shadow
9c. Copernicus, Galileo, and the Discovery of the Solar System
10. Kepler and his Laws
11. Graphs and Ellipses
11a. Ellipses and Kepler's First Law
12. Kepler's Second Law
Newtonian mechanics13. The Way Things Fall
16. Newton and his Laws
17. Mass Includes:
17a. Mass Measurements aboard Space Station Skylab
17b. Comparing Masses without the Use of Gravity
18. Newton's Second Law
19. Motion in a Circle
20. Newton's theory of "Universal Gravitation"
21. Kepler's Third Law Includes:
21a. Applying Kepler's Third Law
22. Frames of Reference: The Basics Includes:
22a. The Aberrations of Starlight
22b. Airplane Flight
23. Frames of Reference: The Centrifugal Force
24. Rotating Frames of Reference in Space and on Earth
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Last updated: 14 July, 1999