Introduction - Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy videos ¶ Ever been confused by all the letters and squiggles used by scientists? Hopefully this site will unravel some of those mysteries. Sixty Symbols is a collection of videos by experts from The University of Nottingham.
Abhayākaragupta was one of the most important of the Indian masters of the Kālacakra cycle, and abbot of Vikramaśīla monastery, probably in the late 11th or very early 12th century CE – within a century after the Kālacakra Tantra was translated into Tibetan. Elsewhere on this site is his description for creating the Kālacakra maṇḍala; the present pages deal with his work on Kālacakra astronomy and the calendar, the Kālacakrāvatāra (dus kyi 'khor lo la 'jug pa, "Introduction to Kālacakra").
Have students research astronomical objects in the Solar system- a great introduction to an astronomy unit or review... Students can then become the teachers and present their information to the rest of the class! I always get a cart of books from the library to use and let them search some internet sites...Included is also a chart for all students to record basic information about the objects and the answer key.
Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.
Introduction to Astronomy--Each week we will travel farther and farther out into space, starting in our own backyards and eventually reaching the limits of the known Universe. We will also arrange at least one field trip/star party to a "dark sky observing site" where participants can use telescopes and powerful binoculars to see planets, galaxies ad other wonders of the heavens.