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Astronomy Simulations and Animations

Flash animations and simulations for astronomy education. Topics include seasons, moon phases, coordinate systems, light, and more.

These animations require the flash player (get flash here).


Introductory Concepts
Telescopes and Astronomical Instruments


Basic Coordinates and Seasons
The Rotating Sky
Planetary Orbit Simulator
Hydrogen Energy Levels
Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
Eclipsing Binary Simulator