Virtual Idea Lab

Astronomy Class, Week 4: Historical Perspective; Early Astronomers; Copernican Revolution; Retrograde Motion; Eclipses

Read Chapter 3 in the textbook (The Essential Cosmic Perspective, 7th edition, Bennett et al, 2014).

View Astronomy Lecture 3 slides on "The History of Astronomy."

Watch "The History of Astronomy" by Discovery Education on YouTube.

Read about the Copernican Revolution on this UCR website and this UTK website.

Learn about Retrograde Motion on this ScienceU website and this NASA website.

Learn about Solar Eclipses on this website.

Post about what you've learned this week in the Astronomy Week 4 Forum on Sakai (no later than next Monday).

Take Week 4 Quiz on Sakai.