Science Snippets are astronomy activities
developed by the Clark Foundation and the students, teachers, and
astronomers of Project ASTRO-UTAH.
- Scrunch the Earth, Scrunch the
- Making models is often an easy yet valuable way to learn about
things. This set of web pages helps the user prepare a model of the
Earth-Moon system using easily available objects to understand the
sizes of the Earth and our Moon, and their distances from each
- Model Solar System Spreadsheet
- Here is a downloadable Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (version 4.0 or
higher, PC or Mac) that calculates scale model Solar Systems. Tell
the spreadsheet how big you want your scale model Earth to be, and it
instantly calculates the scale diameters of the Sun, Moon, and
planets, the scale distances of the planets from the Sun, the scale
distance of the Moon from Earth, the scale speeds of the planets as
they orbit the Sun and the Moon orbiting Earth, the scale speed of
light, and the scale distance to our nearest neighboring star, Alpha
- So You Want To Buy A Telescope...
- Good information to know before you purchase a
telescope. A 725 kb PDF file that can be viewed in Adobe Acrobat
Reader is available for you to read or print.