Astronomy 1101/1103 __________________________________ Yervant Terzian/Terry Herter

These are simulations have been to help you understand (and picture) various concepts we discuss in Astronomy. They allow you to "play".

Note: To run these simulations you will need a JAVA enabled Web browser.

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Some math

Stellar Parallax

Shows what stellar parallax is, how it varies with stellar distance, and how measurement is performed.


Eclipsing Binary Stars

Shows two stars revolving about one another and the light curve for the system.


Binary Star System

Shows the orbits and velocities of two stars revolving (orbiting) around one another.

Detecting exosolar planets

Stellar Evolution

Shows the evolution of stars in the H-R diagram from main-sequence to the red giant phase.