Orbits Table

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Orbits Explorer Training
Orbits Explorer - Uniview.pdf

Loading New Horizons Layer on Pluto in Uniview 2.0.pdf

Uniview_Glossary.pdf

InnerSSCityPark.jpg Scale of the Inner Solar System in City Park

OuterSSCityPark.jpg Scale of the Outer Solar System in City Park

Uniview Storytelling
uniview_01_scale_of_solsystem.pdf
uniview_02_structure_milkyway.pdf
uniview_03_shape_of_earth.pdf
uniview_04_gravity_in_space.pdf
uniview_05_keplers_laws.pdf
uniview_06_earth_habitable.pdf
uniview_07_infrared_sky.pdf
uniview_08_scale_of_galaxy.pdf
uniview_09_terrestrial_atmospheres.pdf
uniview_10_cosmology_misconceptions_I.pdf
uniview_11_daily_motions.pdf
uniview_12_H II_regions.pdf
uniview_13_cosmology_misconceptions_II.pdf
uniview_14-habitable_zone.pdf
uniview_15_seasons_I.pdf

Documents and PowerPoints
Uniview_Theater_User_Manual-150421.pdf -

Hohmann Transfer Orbits.pdf
Excerpt from NASA Basics of Space Flight

Orbital Mechanics & Other Fun Stuff Pt I.ppt
Orbital Mechanics & Other Fun Stuff Pt II.ppt
Tom Rudman

Kepler's Law of Planetary Motion.ppt
Laws of motion apply to any celestial body orbiting any other celestial body.

Planet_Stellar_Comparison.ppt
Planet/stellar size comparison graphics

MRO Trajectory Viewing
1. Click on the "MRO Setup" button in the Custom Events window. You should see the view change to the solar system with Mars and the Earth scaled up 1000 times in size.
2. In the Time Control Window under "Speed" make sure that the units are set to "6" and "Days."
3. Click the "play" button (the triangle) in the Time Control window.
4. Observe the MRO leaving Earth and proceeding to Mars.
5. When you are finished viewing this, click on "MRO Finish" in the Custom Events window.
NOTE: If you didn't know, the MRO does not return to Earth as it has remained in orbit around Mars.

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Web Links
Basics of Space Flight - NASA
What is Orbit - NASA
Solar System Dynamics-Orbits - NASA

Wikipedia
Planetary Orbits

Asteroids
Asteroids Group Information

Kepler's Laws
Shoot a Cannonball into Space

Interactive demonstrates how orbits work.

Orbits and Kepler's Laws - NASA Science

Planetary and Satellite Motion: Kepler's Three Laws -Physics Classroom

How Big is the Solar System

Planetary Fact Sheet
Table of planet facts and comparisons

Related Web Links
Moons of the Solar System
List of moons, number of moons, exploring moons, and Earth's moon.

Kuiper Belt Objects - Dwarf Planets
Our solar system now has three classified dwarf planets: our beloved Pluto, Eris, and Ceres.


Analemma

The figure-8 path that the sun makes in the sky is called the analemma. Analemma - Photograph

Physics & Astronomy Online
Why does the shuttle fly upside down and backward?

Stars and Stars of the Week
Stars, constellations, zodiac. A great resource while using Uniview since it has info about exo-planets and all kinds of useful things.

PLANET TRANSITS

Planerary Transits - NASA

Kepler Mission
NASA's first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets and smaller planets

PlanetQwest - How we find planets
Multiple methods used to find extra-solar planets (try clicking "4 ways to find a planet")

Caltech - Planet Transits

Univ. of CA - Exoplanets discovered so far (try clicking "transiting planet")

Wikipedia - Planetary Transits

 

 

MULTIMEDIA - IMAGES
Click on image/link for larger view

Newton_Cannon.svg.pngAn illustration of Newton's cannon, which describes how gravity connects motion of everyday objects on Earth to motion of celestial objects such as the Moon.

 


 

MULTIMEDIA - MOVES/INTERACTIVES
Click on image or link

Lagrange.jpg What are Lagrange Points?

Sixty Symbols has released a video featuring Professor Mike Merrifield, professor of astronomy at the University of Nottingham explaining how Lagrange points work

INTERACTIVES

 

 

Solarsystem-tn.jpg Planets, Moons and other Solar System Bodies

Planet/Stellar Size Comparison graphics
Planet_Stellar_Comparison.ppt
Planet_Stellar_Comparison.pdf

How Big is the Solar System

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