|Equipment Needed||Recommended: Computer with projector, Internet Browser with Flash Plug in and Internet Access.
Minimum required: Computer with monitor visible to class/group, Internet Browser with Flash Plug in, Internet Access.
|Time Needed||Teacher discretion.|
|Space Needed||Teacher discretion.|
An online version of the program is available here:
Allow a couple of minutes for loading.
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Researching the formulas required to predict non-calendar events such as solstices, equinoxes and Easter was both challenging and interesting. My particular thanks go to Jean Meeus and NASA for the astronomical formulas and data I could never have discovered on my own, and also to Utrecht University for their formula to convert Julian dates to Gregorian dates, all of which I was then able to implement in ActionScript for this project.
I built the original release of this as a personal project when on holiday. I actually never intended this to be a teaching aid, but when I demonstrated it to my interactive media students it was a popular item. I promised then to make it available for them to download, and now here it is, nearly a year late, but hey I'm a teacher, I'm busy.
Anyway, I hope you take as much pleasure in using it as I did in making it. But be careful, you may become addicted to simply watching time pass.
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