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Using stellarium

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Using stellarium

  1. 1. Teaching Astronomy using Stellarium A Short Introduction Karl Simon A. Revelar ksarevelar@uplb.edu.ph
  2. 2. Outline  Some Random Slides of Awesomeness  What is Stellarium?  Learning How to Use Stellarium and its features
  3. 3. The Universe is Awesome and Photogenic!
  4. 4. Andromeda Galaxy
  5. 5. Sombrero Galaxy
  6. 6. Pleiades Star Cluster
  7. 7. Saturn
  8. 8. Eye-of-God Nebula
  9. 9. Neptune
  10. 10. The Universe is Awesome and Photogenic!
  11. 11. Truly Awesome
  12. 12. Until...
  13. 13. Lost Internet connection
  14. 14. Thank goodness
  15. 15. Free offline awesomeness
  16. 16. What is this offline awesomeness?
  17. 17. Stellarium O Offline planetarium software; O Simulates movement of planets, stars, and even artificial satellites; O Also simulates astronomical events
  18. 18. Stellarium O Used by amateur astronomers as observation guide O Used as a tool to teach astronomy O Also used in real planetaria!
  19. 19. Screenshots
  20. 20. Screenshots
  21. 21. Screenshots
  22. 22. Learn How to Use Stellarium
  23. 23. But Wait
  24. 24. Download
  25. 25. Install
  26. 26. First Run
  27. 27. Status bar Status bar
  28. 28. Main toolbar Status bar
  29. 29. Sidebar Status bar
  30. 30. Configure Location Status bar
  31. 31. Left-click objects Status bar
  32. 32. Right-click objects Status bar
  33. 33. Finding objects Status bar
  34. 34. Zooming Status bar
  35. 35. Sombrero Galaxy Status bar
  36. 36. Time Travel Status bar
  37. 37. Constellations Status bar
  38. 38. Solar Eclipse Status bar
  39. 39. EXERCISE! Determine the position of the sun during your birth. (Clue: Key-in your birthdate then locate the sun.) If the sun is below the horizon, click on the ground icon on the main toolbar to remove ground.
  40. 40. Wrong Status bar
  41. 41. The time is now. Status bar
  42. 42. Orion Nebula Status bar
  43. 43. Ocular view Status bar
  44. 44. Artificial satellites Status bar
  45. 45. Remove Atmosphere
  46. 46. Watch a movie Status bar
  47. 47. Observe at Night Status bar
  48. 48. Azimuthal Grid Status bar
  49. 49. Equatorial Grid Status bar
  50. 50. ASTRONOMY EXERCISE You and your team will travel to Hokkaido and arrive there on April 17, 2012 to observe an astronomical event on the constellation Virgo. What is the best time to observe Virgo?
  51. 51. Keyboard Shortcuts Status bar Key Function Cursor keys Pan left, right, up, down Page up/down Zoom in / out Forward slash (/) Auto zoom-in Space Center view on selected object Backward slash () Auto zoom-out Ctrl+F Find object on the sky L Increase time speed J Decrease time speed F5 Date/Time Window
  52. 52. Learn about other cultures Status bar
  53. 53. Aztec Constellation Status bar
  54. 54. Change Landscape! Status bar
  55. 55. Saturn Status bar
  56. 56. Jupiter Status bar
  57. 57. Pleiades Status bar
  58. 58. The Universe is Truly Awesome!
  59. 59. That’s all folks!

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