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What good is astronomy? Calendar Time Shade Driving Conditions Hunting Navigation Earth Orbit Seasons Sundial Shaded Parking Glare Shadow Moonlight North South East West Sun Moon Stars Planets When is the sun out? Are all days the same length? Is the moon out tonight

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what good is astronomy
What good is astronomy?

Calendar

Time

Shade

Driving Conditions

Hunting

Navigation

Earth Orbit

Seasons

Sundial

Shaded Parking

Glare

Shadow

Moonlight

North South East West

sun moon stars planets
Sun Moon Stars Planets

When is the sun out?

Are all days the same length?

Is the moon out tonight

ortoday?

How are planets different?

inspiration
Inspiration

Romance

Art

Music

Literature

astronomy disaster
Astronomy/Disaster

Dinosaur Extinction

Asteroid Impact

Can we prevent our own extinction?

astronomy tragedy
Astronomy/Tragedy

Moonlight

Titanic

Visibility of Icebergs

astronomy warfare
Astronomy/Warfare

Glare

Pearl Harbor

They came from the west, but circled around and attacked from the east.

Glare From Rising Sun

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Astronomy/Warfare

Moonlight

Afghanistan

Bombing of Afghanistan began on moonless night.

They couldn’t see US planes.

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Astronomy/Warfare

Moonlight

Sinking of Indianapolis

Ship Delivered Atom Bomb

Attack

Defense Against Attack

method of astronomy
Method of Astronomy

Observe

Summarize

Model/Theory

Test Model

Other Models

Accepted as Law

history
History

Prehistoric

Geography

Ancient

Heliocentric Revolution

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History

Prehistoric

Geography

Ancient

Helicentric Revolution

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Prehistoric

Constellations

Celestial Sphere

Seasons/Calendars

Ecliptic

Navigation

Shape of Earth

Size of Earth

constellations
Constellations

Familiar Groupings of Stars

Named After Mythical Characters

Stars Always in Same Place in Constellation

Constellations Always in Same Order in Sky

Stars Usually Not Related

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Constellations

Move Throughout Night

Predictable Motion

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Prehistoric

Constellations

Celestial Sphere

Seasons/Calendars

Ecliptic

Navigation

Shape of Earth

Size of Earth

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Prehistoric

Constellations

Celestial Sphere

Seasons/Calendars

Ecliptic

Navigation

Shape of Earth

Size of Earth

prehistoric astronomy
Prehistoric Astronomy

Calendar Development

Observation of Stars at Sunrise/Sunset

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Prehistoric Astronomy

Calendar Development

Observation of Stars at Sunrise/Sunset

Horizon at Sunrise/Sunset

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Prehistoric Astronomy

Calendar Development

Observation of Stars at Sunrise/Sunset

Horizon at Sunrise/Sunset

Shadows Rise/Noon/set

the sun and the seasons
The Sun and the Seasons

Noon Sun High in Summer

Noon Shadows Short

Noon Sun Low in Winter

Noon Shadows Long

sunrise and sunset
Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise in the East?

Sunset in the West?

Noon Shadows

Hours of Daylight

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Sunrise and Sunset

Shaded Parking

Glare

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Tonight

Constellations

Celestial Sphere

Seasons/Calendars

Ecliptic

Navigation

Shape of Earth

Size of Earth

geography and seasons
Geography and Seasons

Arctic Circles

Tropics

Day and Night

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Tonight

Constellations

Celestial Sphere

Seasons/Calendars

Ecliptic

Navigation

Shape of Earth

Size of Earth

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Eratosthenes in Syene

Sunlight

Reflection

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Tonight

Constellations

Celestial Sphere

Seasons/Calendars

Ecliptic

Navigation

Shape of Earth

Size of Earth