Type:

Unit

Description:

This unit introduces the basics of mapping the sky. It also helps clarify the motion of the Earth particularly with reference to the night sky and the motion of the stars. A description is included on how this impacts our measurement of time.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division
  • Other

Keywords:

astronomy earth pole axis orbit solstice equinox altitude azimuth zenith declination ascension constellation celestial sphere Polaris circumpolar motion

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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