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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Im doing a school project where we need to come up with an accurate way to measure the moons orbital velocity with an experiment....

My plan was to find the radius of the moons orbit, then its period, and based on a distance over time find its velocity. However i realize I am making a serious approximations and takes away from the quality of my measurement.

Do you know of a better way i can do such a calculation with less error? Also i have 10 weeks to have said task completed.

All help is appreciated

thanks,

Zak

My plan was to find the radius of the moons orbit, then its period, and based on a distance over time find its velocity. However i realize I am making a serious approximations and takes away from the quality of my measurement.

Do you know of a better way i can do such a calculation with less error? Also i have 10 weeks to have said task completed.

All help is appreciated

thanks,

Zak