8A50.70 - Uranus

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Demo Title:
Planets of the Solar System
Area of Study:
Solar System
Video and web images.

Video and web images from the Voyager spacecraft missions are available.  Use those that are appropriate for your session.

  • Juan Lin, "A Demonstration of Kepler's Third Law", TPT, Vol. 31, # 2, Feb. 1993, p. 122.
  • E. M. King, J. M. Aurnou, "Demystifying the Ice Giants Puzzling Poles", Physics Today, June 2013, p. 17.
  • Tristan Guillot, "Probing the Giant Planets", Physics Today, April 2004, p. 63.
  • Rick Beyer, "The Music Man", The Greatest Science Stories Never Told, p. 28.
  • Janice VanCleave,  "Planet Facts and Figures",  A+ Projects in Astronomy, pp. 193.
  • Uranus = Isaac Asimov,  "The Unmentionable Planet",  Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine.

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