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    • #15546
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      http://www.solarsystemscope.com/

      so much fun with a good black out and an interactive whiteboard

    • #15547
      Profile photo of Andrew Normand

      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

       

    • #15548
      Profile photo of Andrew Normand

      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

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