Topic 1
For Our Eyes Only
• Frames of Reference
• What Our Ancestors Saw
• Ancient Myths
• Sky Co-ordinates
• The Stars as a Frame of Reference
• The Earth-Centred Model
• The Sun-Centred Model


Topic 2
Stronger Eyes and Better Numbers
• Telescopes
• Galileo’s Approach to Inquiry
• Resolving Power
• Copernicus’s Sun-centred Revolution Continues
• Universal Gravitation


Topic 3
The Spectroscope: New Meanings In Light
• Spectral Lines
• Spectroscopy: The Science of Colour
• Diffraction Gratings
• Spectroscopy for Astronomers
• The Doppler Effect
• An Amazing Tool


Topic 4
Bigger and Smarter Telescopes
• New Discoveries
• Combining telescopes
• Adaptive Optics
• Distance to the Stars


Topic 5
What Channel Is This?
• Radio Telescopes


Topic 6
Above the Atmosphere and Under Control
• Rockets – Getting Up There
• Computers – Making Adjustments
• Global Positioning System ( GPS )


Topic 7
The Solar System Up Close
• The Sun
• Traveling through The Solar System
• Data Cards for the Inner Planets
• Data Cards for the Outer Planets
• Exploring the Outer Planets
• Voyager Today


Topic 8
People In Space
• Breaking Free of Earth’s Gravity
• The Apollo Program
• Meeting in Space
• The Space Shuttle
• The International Space Station

 

 

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