The Animated Virtual Planetarium

Paul Stoddard, Northern Illinois University

This website is a planetarium with simulations intended to predict planetary motions. It is designed to be used in the classroom, or in the lab by students. It demonstrates the following simulations: Mercury/sun; The 'visible' Solar System; World Horizon; Earth/Moon System; Ptolemy/Tycho/Copernicus Solar System Models; Jovian System. This is an ongoing process, so pages are added and modified continuously.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Solar system
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science