Astronomy 1210 -- January 18, 2012
Important Topics from Last Time
- Look for news about upcoming exams, deadlines, etc. on this screen
- Familiarize yourself with the course home page www.astro.virginia.edu/class/skrutskie/astr121
- There's a link to this page on the Collab site
- Be sure to read the detailed Course Requirements
- Constellation lab starts running on Monday
- Call the status line 4-7238 after 6:30 p.m. for lab status.
- Think about waiting until after the first segment of the course
to do this lab
Today's Key Topics
- There wasn't a last time...
- Course Introduction and Bureaucracy
- A modern view of the Solar System
- The Moon is waning crescent in the Eastern pre-dawn sky.
popping up above the horizon only a couple of hours ahead of the Sun
so visible against a dark sky for only that amount of time.
- Once the sun rises it is still visible in the morning
daytime sky through early afternoon.
- Look for Venus in the western evening sky (you can't miss it) and Jupiter high overhead in the early evening.
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National Weather Service Current Forecast
Current location of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)