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Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab


The NAAP Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab covers three different, but related areas. Terrestrial coordinates and the celestial equatorial coordinate system are covered and are used to explore the motion of the sun and how it relates to seasons.


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Details and resources for this lab – including demonstration guides, in-class worksheets, and technical documents – can be found on the instructor's page. Some resources are not available for all modules.

Student Guide

Basic Coordinates and Seasons Student Guide (pdf)

Main Content

Terrestrial Coordinates

Celestial Equatorial Coordinates

Seasons and the Ecliptic