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Topic: Motions: Orbits, Phases, and Seasons
Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Short Description: Students use the Slooh Online Observatory to investigate the phases of Venus, and explore how Galileo's observations of Venus helped to revolutionize our understanding of the solar system by demonstrating that Venus must orbit the sun rather than Earth. See how students can make the same set of enlightening observations.