Interactive Astronomy Applets Collection


Resources in “Interactive Astronomy Applets” Collection

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The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.

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Interactive Night Sky Map

AstroViewer is an interactive night sky map that helps you to find your way in the night sky quickly and easily. Due to its intuitive user interface, it is well suited for astronomy beginners. AstroViewer allows you to: display the night sky for any time and for any position on Earth, find out the names and other information about the stars, planets, etc. on the display, find stars, constellations and planets, print a sky chart, display a 3D-map of

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Interactive Universe

Take a journey through the universe and explore planets, nebulas, black holes, comets and more.

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Kepler's First Law

Applet of Kepler's First Law

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Length of Day

This applet shows the length of days at various times of the year

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Phase of the Moon

This is a very nice demonstration of the phases of the moon albeit in German

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Solar System Scope

An Interactive Solar System Model

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The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project

The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project provides online laboratories targeting the undergraduate introductory astronomy audience. Each lab consists of background materials and one or more simulators that students use as they work through a student guide. Pretests and posttests can be used to gauge student learning. NAAP materials are designed to be flexible to accommodate a variety of needs. Student guides are provided in MS Word format (in addition to PDF format) so that they can be edited if

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