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Measuring Earth's axial tilt with a telescope
Description: In this study, a method to measure the Earth's axial tilt is attempted by using a telescope. As a principal instrument, telescopes in astronomy courses are mostly to verify the astronomical objects in sky and not to make sense of astronomical events such as seasonal changes which is explained by the Earth's axial tilt. This study outlines telescopic measurements to calculate the axial tilt at winter solstice. [Source: Physics Education]
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Source: Physics Education
Publish Date: 3/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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