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Animations for Conceptual Astronomy

Animations for Conceptual Astronomy

The Astronomy Animations are part of a larger collection of Animations for Introductory Physics and  Astronomy.  The animations are short (5 to 20 second) clips illustrating basic concepts from conceptual astronomy.  Many of the animations use 3-D graphics to convey geometric ideas.

The animation collection may also be browsed or searched from the collections CWIS portal.

All animations are available for reuse and redistribution under a Creative Commons License.


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Carlos Chaparro
Carlos Chaparro (Faculty)
1 year ago
Great simulations. Will use some of them in my astronomy and physics courses.
Veronica Bustinza
Veronica Bustinza (Student)
7 years ago

These animations could enhance and strengthen the learning of students.  After teaching a lesson, as a teacher we could show a video clip to help students acquire comprehension on the topic such as how eclipese occur.

Used in course? Yes
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