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  North Star    
    Activity 1  
    Unit 1  
      Talking About Things in the Sky
      "Which Way is North?"
      What's Up?
      End of unit assignment
    Activity 2  
    Unit 2  
      The Terrestrial Coordinate System
      Longitude and Time Zones
      Earth Clock
      End of unit assignment
    Activity 3  
    Unit 3  
      Earth's Rotation
      The Sky's Apparent Daily Motion
      Equatorial Coordinates
      Meridian Diagrams
      End of unit assignment
    Activity 4  
    Unit 4  
      Apparent Motions of the Sun
      Sidereal Time
      End of unit assignment
    Activity 5  
    Unit 5  
      Latitude and Climate
      Reason for the Seasons
      Seasonal Delay
      Special Reference Page
      End of unit assignment
    Unit 6  
      Equatorial Sundials
      Variations
      Horizontal and Veritcal Sundials
      Optional: Tech Notes
      End of unit questions
    Unit 7  
      Latitude
      Longitude
      Directions
      End of unit questions
    Unit 8  
      Calendar System
      Ancient Astronomy
      Babylonian Astronomy/Origin of Astrology
      End of unit questions
    Unit 9  
      Introduction
      Circumpolar Constellations
      Spring Constellations
      Summer Constellations
      Autumn Constellations
      Winter Constellations
      End of unit questions
  Evening Star    
    Activity 1 Note: This is in .pdf format.
    Unit 1  
      Sunrise, sunset ...
      Crescent Venus
      Wanderers
      End of unit assignment
       
    Activity 2 Note: This is in .pdf format.
    Unit 2  
      Ptolemaic model
      Copernican model
      Brahe
      Kepler
      Galileo
      Newton
      End of unit assignment
       
    Activity 3 Note: This is in .pdf format.
    Unit 3  
      Moving around in space
      Solar system distances
      End of unit assignment
       
    Activity 4 Note: This is in .pdf format.
    Unit 4  
      Gravity
      Circling Earth
      Types of orbits
      End of unit assignment
       
    Activity 5 Note: This is in .pdf format.
    Unit 5  
      Moving around in space
      Changing orbits
      End of unit assignment
       
    Unit 6  
      Elliptical Orbits again
      Hohmann Transfer orbit and travel time
      Launch windowss
      End of unit assignment
    Unit 7  
      Manned or unmanned?
      One way or round trip?
      How long a trip?
      To land or not to land?
      Plan a mission to Mars
       
       
  Destination Star   UNDER CONSTRUCTION