Phases of Venus Model

Simulate the Venus phases with this tool.
Phases of Venus Model is a useful, Java based application specially designed to enable you to view the phases of Venus as predicted by either the Copernican system of the Ptolemaic system (the Copernican system is the default).

One window shows Earth, Sun, and Venus on its Copernican orbit. Venus is shown as a disk with the side facing the sun colored yellow (since it reflects the sun's light) and the other side colored dark gray (since that side is dark). Playing the simulation puts all moving objects (Venus and Earth/Sun) in motion. Another window shows what Venus would look at this position, when viewed from Earth through a telescope. A menu option displays another window showing Galileo's drawings of his telescope observations of Venus.

last updated on:
August 27th, 2010, 7:03 GMT
file size:
874 KB
developed by:
Todd Timberlake
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows All
C: \ Science / CAD


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Phases of Venus Model - The main window of Phases of Venus Model enables you to start your simulation.Phases of Venus Model - To select the system to use you will use the specified menu.Phases of Venus Model - The General Options menu will allow you to show the light band.Phases of Venus ModelPhases of Venus Model

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