DCS # | DEMONSTRATION | REFERENCE | ABSTRACT |
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8A10.00 | Solar system Mechanics | ||

8A10.10 | Orrery model | PIRA 200 | A mechanical model of the inner planets. |

8A10.10 | Orrery model | 8A10.10 | |

8A10.10 | planispheric planetarium | O-5h | Description of a homemade planetarium. |

8A10.10 | small planetarium | O-5g | Description of a small homemade planetarium dome. |

8A10.11 | locating stars | AJP 53(6),591 | A simple analytical method at the descriptive astronomy level for locating stars. |

8A10.14 | diurnal motion | AJP 43(1),113 | Punch holes in a can bottom in the big dipper pattern and place over a point source of light. Rotate the can. |

8A10.15 | day & night | PIRA 500 | |

8A10.16 | sundial | AJP 52(2),185 | A Plexiglas model of a sundial. |

8A10.16 | horizontal sundial | AJP 42(5),372 | An analytic solution for determining the markings on a sundial and a description of construction. |

8A10.20 | local zenith | PIRA 1000 | |

8A10.20 | local zenith | 8A10.20 | |

8A10.21 | precession of the equinox graph | AJP 55(9),848 | A graph that shows the precession of the equinox from 1890 to 2000 and a discussion of its pedagogical value. |

8A10.25 | phases of the moon | PIRA 200 | View a ball illuminated by a distant light with a tv camera as the angle between the ball and light varies. |

8A10.25 | phases of the moon | 8A10.25 | |

8A10.26 | phases models | TPT 3(6),263 | Illuminated models for showing the phases of Venus and the Moon. |

8A10.30 | eclipse models | PIRA 500 | |

8A10.31 | Eudoxus: homocentric spheres models | AJP 31(6),456 | Two homocentric models of Eudoxus: one shows the motion of the sun, the other shows retrograde motion. |

8A10.32 | earth/moon system | PIRA LOCAL | Add abstract in Handbook.FM |

8A10.40 | pinhead earth | PIRA 1000 | |

8A10.40 | pinhead earth | 8A10.40 | |

8A10.50 | horizon astronomy model | PIRA 1000 | |

8A10.50 | horizon astronomy model | 8A10.50 | |

8A10.51 | Cinhelium | PIRA 1000 | |

8A10.51 | Cinhelium | 8A10.51 | |

8A10.52 | Ptolemaic and Copernian orbits | AJP 30(9),615 | An analog computer (circuit given) displays orbits and epicycles on an oscilloscope. |

8A10.55 | retrograde motion model | PIRA 200 | Two balls connected with a rod fixed through one ball and sliding through the other orbit on common ficus. |

8A10.55 | retrograde motion model | 8A10.55 | |

8A10.55 | retrograde motion model letter | AJP 55(5),393 | Pointer to AJP 43,693(1975). |

8A10.55 | retrograde motion model | AJP 54(11),1021 | Two balls driven by independent clock motors are connected with a rod fixed through one ball and sliding through the other. |

8A10.60 | epicycles | 8-8.5 | An Orrery caries a small flashlight on a rod between Earth and Jupiter to project epicycloidal motion. |

8A10.60 | epicycles | 8-8.4 | A elliptical Lucite dish has two arms attached to one foci. Place some ball bearings between the two arms and rotate the rear arm at constant angular velocity. |

8A10.60 | epicycles | 8-8.6 | A diagram of how to make a fairly simple crank device to trace out elliptical through cusped figures with a penlight. |

8A10.65 | comet orbit | PIRA 1000 | |

8A10.65 | comet orbit | 8A10.65 | |

8A10.80 | celestial sphere | PIRA 200 | A simple model celestial sphere is made from a round bottom flask. Pictures. |

8A10.80 | celestial sphere | 8A10.80 | |

8A10.80 | celestial sphere | 8-8.8 | A simple model celestial sphere is made from a round bottom flask. Pictures. |

8A10.90 | cross-staff | AJP 33(2),165 | Cut a meter stick into 57 1/3 cm and 42 2/3 cm. (At 57 1/3 cm one degree equals one cm.) Some refinements. |

8A10.91 | heliostat | AJP 38(3),391 | Picture of a heliostat |

Reference | Description |
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M-1 | Sutton |

Ma-1 | Freier & Anderson |

M-1d | Hilton |

8-2.8 | Meiners |

1A12.01 | University of Minnesota Handbook |

AJP 52(1),85 | American Journal of Physics |

TPT 15(5),300 | The Physics Teacher |

Disc 01-01 | The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations |

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