Physics - From Stargazers to Starships

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CK-12 Foundation, May 8, 2012 - Science
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An introduction to astronomy written with a historical perspective.
 

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Contents

Nansen
References
Coordinates
Polar Coordinates
Azimuth and Elevation
References
The Cross Staff
References

Finding the Pole Star
Cassiopeia
Further Exploration
The Ecliptic
The Ecliptic
References
Making a Sundial
A Paper Sundial
Exploring Further
References
Seasons of the Year
Equinox and Solstice
Summer and Winter
Some Interesting Facts
The Angle of the Suns Rays
References
the Distant View
The Month
The Face of the Moon
The Gravity Gradient
Earthshine
References
a Closer Look
The Craters
The Airless Moon
In the Space Age
Achievements of Project Apollo
Since Apollo
Exploring Further
References
Latitude and Longitude
Latitude
Longitude
Local and Universal
Local Time LT and Time Zones
The Date Line and Universal Time UT
Right Ascension and Declination
Exploring Further
Navigation
Finding latitude with the Pole Star
Finding latitude with the noontime Sun
Longtitude
Robert Wood
The Calendar
The Year
The Moon
The Islamic Calendar
The Persian Calendar
The Maya Calendar
Exploring Further
Precession
The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The Precession of the Earths Axis
Ice Ages
The Milankovich Theory
Exploring Further
References
The Round Earth and Columbus
Eratosthenes Posidonius and El Mamun
Columbus Again
References
Distance to the Horizon
References
Parallax
Estimating Distance Outdoors
How far to a Star?
References
Estimating the Distance to the Moon
A Few Extra Details
References
Distance to the Moon Part 2
The Eclipse
The Distance to the Moon
Final comments
References
Does the Earth Revolve Around the Sun
References
The Earths Shadow
References
The Planets
Mars and Jupiter
Components of the Solar System
Early History False Leads
References
Copyright

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