5752. Orbital Mechanics of Our Solar System
Or, why don't all the planets crash into each other. Our planets, their moons and the Sun survive in a complex dance that's taken 4 Billion years to orchestrate. We're going to look at some computer simulations, with data taken from NASA's Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility. We'll start with a brief introduction of basic Orbital Mechanics, then get into the fun stuff. This presentation will include active computer simulations of orbital interactions of our planets. No equations needed. Solo Presentation by J.L. Doty.
J. L. Doty
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2