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The Animated Virtual Planetarium
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-465
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Paul R. Stoddard
Northern Illinois University