[Paper] Building a simple celestial sphere for understanding the apparent motion of the stars in the sky

Building a simple celestial sphere for understanding the apparent motion of the stars in the sky

AIP Conference Proceedings 1923, 030029 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019520

DOI: 10.1063/1.5019520

Conference: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATORS AND TEACHERS (ISET) 2017: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers (ISET) 2017

Pattawan Narjaikaew

ABSTRACT

The subject matter and many concepts in astronomy are abstract and underlie its mathematical complexity. The apparent motion of the stars and planets in our sky is difficult to comprehend. A celestial sphere is commonly used to describe the motions of the stars and planets in the sky. Having students construct a physical model of a celestial sphere rather than exploring a given model is useful to help them understand the motions in the sky. This article describes the process of building a simple celestial sphere to help students understand the motions of the stars in the sky. All of the materials used are inexpensive and readily available.

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