Connecting with the Cosmos: Nine Ways to Experience the Wonder of the Universe
Readers can make their own connections by personally experiencing the mystique of the universe. Examples include: - Watching the sun rise and set on the same day to achieve a sense of a daily cycle - Watching the moon wax and wane, or the tide rise and fall - Observing the path of the sun across the sky over a day, a week, a month - Seeing light through a prism and observing its refraction - Identifying Venus, the morning star and evening star
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