Table of Astronomy Astronomy(8C):Cosmology Astronomy(8E):Astronomy Teaching Techniques Lecture Demonstrations

## Miscellaneous Astronomy

PIRA classification 8D

# 8D10. Miscellaneous Astronomy

 PIRA # Demonstration Name Abstract 8D10.10 Astrophotography Problems with the photography of stars and galaxies. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 21(4), 250 8D10.10 Astrophotography A homemade mount for guided astrophotos. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 35(3), 186 8D10.20 Daytime Observations Compare the size of the Sun and the Moon using welder's filters for daytime observation. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 29(7), 459 8D10.20 Daytime Observations Calculating Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon distances using trigonometry and foam plastic balls. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 29(8), 500 8D10.20 Daytime Observations Make observations to determine if the Moon revolves around the Earth in the same direction as the Earth itself rotates or in the opposite direction. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 30(2), 70 8D10.30 Tossing on a Rotating Space Station Amusement park rides are used to answer the question "Where does a tossed ball go?" on a rotating space station. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 42(7), 423 8D10.30 Tossing on a Rotating Space Station A graphical approach to the tossed ball on a rotating space station problem. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 43(1), 4 8D10.40 Soda Can Gravity Demo 8D10.80 Space Debris

# 8D20. Telescopes

 PIRA # Demonstration Name Abstract 8D20.10 Radio Telescopes Introducing radio astronomy as a classroom stimulus. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 48(4), 251 8D20.10 Very Small Radio Telescope Using the very small radio telescope (VSRT) to teach high school physics. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 49(9), 546 8D20.10 Radio Telescopes Six articles by Prof. George Swenson and how to instructions for building a portable radio interferometer. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 18(7), 548 8D20.10 Radio Telescopes Observing "cosmic synchrotrons" with a radio telescope. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 14(8), 479 8D20.10 Radio Telescopes About the 210 foot diameter radio telescope at Parkes, New South Wales. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 4(3), 99 8D20.10 Radio Telescopes About the radio telescope at Mullard Observatory, Cambridge, England. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 2(2), 72 8D20.20 Microwave telescopes Show the old microwave telescope. 8D20.30 Infrared Telescopes How to build an improved handheld infrared telescope. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 18(1), 64 8D20.30 Infrared Telescopes Build an infrared telescope using the 1P-25 image conversion tube. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 17(2), 132 8D20.30 Infrared Telescopes A simple infrared telescope made with kitchen materials. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 22(4), 248 8D20.40 Optical Telescopes See 6A70.20 8D20.50 UV Telescopes A look at the Polar and Dynamic Explorer satellites 8D20.60 X-Ray Telescopes Views of our Sun at the soft X-ray wavelengths. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 36(7), 403 8D20.70 Gamma Ray Telescopes An explanation of gamma ray astronomy and the instruments used to observe very high energy gamma ray sources. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 24(1), 21 8D20.70 Gamma Ray Telescopes Gamma ray line astronomy and the instruments used for observation. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 19(8), 527

# 8D30. Astronomical Instruments

 PIRA # Demonstration Name Abstract 8D30.10 Satellite Models Building a satellite model to demonstrate centripital force and satellite motion. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 46(4), 237 8D30.20 Spacecraft Models Spacecraft models of Pioneer, Voyager, Cassini, PDP, Hawkeye, Juno, and the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, etc. 8D30.50 Satellites How to simulate realistic satellite orbits and the effect that atmospheric drag has on them. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 43(7), 454 8D30.50 GPS Satellites Relativistic effects on clocks aboard GPS satellites. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 44(7), 424 8D30.50 Satellites Determination of a satellite orbit using the doppler effect. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 2(2), 70 8D30.50 Satellites Calculating the velocity of orbiting satellites. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 23(1), 29 8D30.60 Spacecraft A demonstration to show why the Voyager 2 spacecraft had an unwanted wobble when a tape recorder on the spacecraft was turned on. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 37(4), 196 8D30.60 Spacecraft Artifacts A classroom exercise deciphering the information contained on the plaque that accompanied the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 spacecraft. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 39(8), 476 8D30.60 Spacecraft Orbits A classroom experiment where students are given a comet or spacecraft's initial velocity and distance from the Sun. They use Newton's laws and a process of iteration to approximate its orbit. See The Physics Teacher - TPT 13(4), 232

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