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How to Measure the Sun and Moon

How to Measure the Sun and Moon

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Ms. Lisa wants to convince Rani and Maryam that the Sun is much, much bigger than the Moon, and she has just the tool for it.  A pinhole camera uses a teeny, tiny hole to measure huge bodies – and you can build one at home!  Follow the step-by-step instructions to build your own pinhole camera along with them and measure the Sun and Moon for yourself.

Astronomer’s Toolbox is a hands-on introduction to astronomy and engineering that mixes charming characters, unique storylines, and step-by-step instructions.  Our novel approach introduces the wonderful universe beyond our Earth and shows how, with a little creativity, we can design ingenious tools from household items.  Follow the adventures of Rani and Maryam, two curious kids who apprentice themselves to Ms. Lisa and uncover the wonders of space.  As they design tools like a telescope and a latitude locator, each book provides clear instructions for young astronomers to follow along at home and create their own astronomer’s toolbox.

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