Planet Applet
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Planet Applet


Planet Applet

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This Java applets is concerning the bright planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), and the Moon. It provides four views: a diagram showing rise and set times over the year, a view at local horizon, and a view of the ecliptic plane, and a sky view. Exercises for exploring planetary events are included.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: January 28, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 11, 2008
Submitter: Giesen


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review (not reviewed)
  • User review 4.5 average rating
  • User Rating: 4.5 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (2)
  • Accessibility Info (none)


Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: internet browser
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D.
7 years ago

Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. (Teacher (K-12))

Interesting and advanced at times. I love the inquiry flavor and the exploratory nature in which the material appears to be organized...

Technical Remarks:

On my Mac, the Java took awhile to load. Oh well...

Avatar for Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D.
9 years ago

Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. (Teacher (K-12))

Looking it over at this time...will get back to you. Nice so far!
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