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Sky Workbook - With CD

Sky Workbook - With CD - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534390723

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ISBN13: 978-0534390723
ISBN10: 0534390722 Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Sky Workbook - With CD - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534390723

Tom Jordan and Scott Peters

ISBN13: 978-0534390723
ISBN10: 0534390722 Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The combination of TheSky Student Edition CD-ROM and TheSky Workbook offers instructors the perfect package to complement any Brooks/Cole introductory astronomy text. The workbook includes examples, exercises, and in-depth explanations of astronomical topics such as the different types of sky coordinates; the motions of the Earth and planetary objects; the naming conventions and locations of astronomical bodies; lunar phases and solar and lunar eclipses; and sidereal time. The workbook also includes detailed instructions for using the software. Using the TheSky Workbook, students perform assignments using TheSky software that help them develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the night sky for when they go outside and observe it directly.. It is the authors' intention to promote an easy hands-on approach to viewing the sky with TheSky. The possibilities are limitless! Each copy of TheSky Workbook comes with a free copy of TheSky Student Edition CD-ROM: TheSky Student Edition CD-ROM turns your students' computer into their own personal planetarium. Loaded with data on 118,000 stars and 13,000 deep-sky objects with images, it allows your students to view the sky from anywhere on earth, at a given date and time from 4,000 years ago to 8,000 years in the future. Students will see the sky in motion, view constellations, see planets move, watch orbiting moons, locate distant galaxy clusters, display lunar and solar eclipses, print start charts, and much more.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Getting Acquainted with the Toolbars and Shortcuts in TheSky.
3. Setting Your Location and Time in the TheSky.
4. Naming Objects in TheSky.
5. Locating Celestial Objects in TheSky.
6. Motions in TheSky.
7. Keeping Time in TheSky.
8. Seasons in TheSky.
9. Phases and Eclipses in TheSky.
Appendices.
The Bright Stars in TheSky.
The Constellation Names and Abbreviations in TheSky.
The Greek Alphabet.
The Messier Catalogue.
Using Preferences and Filters and Other Sub-menus in TheSky.
Stellar Magnitudes in TheSky.

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