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Model and Use a Newtonian Reflecting Telescope


Welcome to our collection of pdf documents ready for download and use in your class. Designed to support and guide students through the basic working principles to model a Newtonian reflecting telescope. We hope you will find these materials both useful and engaging. Should you wish to explore our virtual world, then please feel free to bring your students along to Spaceport UK in SecondLife for a collaborative field trip and explore all our virtual world facilities.


Parts of a telescope Parts of a telescope - These worksheets, designed for annotation, will allow students to identify the components of both a Newtonian reflecting telescope and the equatorial mount.

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Model a telescope Model a reflecting telescope - Using a simple spreadsheet solution, students learn how to calculate the working characteristics and dimensions of a Newtonian Reflecting telescope.

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Polar align a telescope Polar aligning a telescope - These worksheets will provide students with a quick and easy technique to align your telescope for a nights observing.

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The light path of a telescope The light path of a reflecting telescope - These worksheets, designed for annotation, will show your students the light path in a Newtonian reflecting telescope.

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Aligning a telescope in Right Ascension Navigate the night Sky using Right Ascension - These worksheets describes describe how we navigate the night sky using the reference points of Right Ascension.

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