Understanding time through stellarium

Narayanan, Anand (2015) Understanding time through stellarium. i wonder.... pp. 105-109. ISSN 2582-1636

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Does the Sun rise from and set at the same position every day? What does its rising and setting position have to do with the length of our days and nights? If we were to pick one of the stars we see in the night sky, and look at it every day, for a year, would it look like it never moved? How do we introduce young students to such mysteries of space and time, inside the four walls of our classroom? This article explores the use of Stellarium, a free open source software, as a teaching aid that can engage teachers and students alike, helping them visualise some astronomical phenomena, and understand concepts related to them, in a less abstract and more engaging way.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Narayanan, Anand
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Earth science, Time, Stellarium, Solar day, Sidereal time,
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Astronomy & allied sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1246
Publisher URL: https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/reso...

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