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How to Measure the Sun Angle

How to Measure the Sun Angle

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Rani and Maryam can see that it is summertime, but their Australian pen pal is convinced that it’s winter!  Ms. Lisa wants to clear up their confusion, but it’s going to involve a gnomon and a lesson in Sun angles.  Learn along with them and follow the step-by-step instructions to measure the Sun angle in your neighborhood.

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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