This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 10 years ago by Mark Crookes. Author Posts 11 November 2011 at 17:10 #15546 http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ so much fun with a good black out and an interactive whiteboard 11 November 2011 at 20:20 #15547 Excellent – thanks! Just explored this for half an hour. I didn’t notice the facility to change the time at first. Good for demonstrating phases of the Moon & planets. Also for demonstrating why we can see Jupiter at the moment, but not Saturn, etc. Any other ideas? David 12 November 2011 at 09:57 #15548 if you switch to the geocentric view you can see the planets have funny shadows and wobble about sometimes (retrograde motion) this brian cox clip about retrograde motion is great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbynKfNfHk4 also to investigate seasons you can pick a time say 12 pm and cycle through the months to show the sun going higher/lower in the sky, theres a brilliant sixty symbols clip (she uses stellarium) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_NN8pZxTP8 Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.