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E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson is part of the Athabasca University Astronomy 230: Northern Lights, Northern Skies course. In this lesson, you will learn how to describe the advantages of the altitude-azimuth system of reference and the equatorial coordinate system of reference, and how to describe how to determine the location of a star in the sky using both the altitude-azimuth system and the equatorial coordinate system.

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

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