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Planetary Orbit Simulator Featured in Project Tuva

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Microsoft Research has just released a series of filmed lectures by Richard Feynman on the nature of physical laws. The Silverlight based player allows one to follow the lectures with a transcript, and also presents links to resources at relevant times. The first lecture ("Law of Gravitation") features NAAP's Planetary Orbit Simulator after Feynman discusses Kepler's laws and Newton's interpretation of them.

Microsoft Research is the same group that created WorldWide Telescope, a desktop planetarium program that allows one to navigate and take tours of a multitude of astronomical images.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009  —  Chris

Center for Astronomy Education Workshop

Kevin Lee will be presenting ClassAction and NAAP materials at the Center for Astronomy Education's Maui Workshop July 11-12. Other special presenters at this workshop will be Larry Marschall (Gettysburg College) and Travis Rector (Univ. of Alaska). More information can be found on the CAE's workshop homepage.
Thursday, July 9, 2009  —  Chris