Astronomy 1210 -- January 20, 2012
Important Topics from Last Time
- Constellation lab starts running on Monday
- Call the status line 4-7238 after 6:30 p.m. for lab status.
up for the lab in advance
- Some students say that waiting until the 2nd or 3rd week of the semester is helpful because constellation lab related material is covered in class.
- Telescope Observing starts the following Monday
- 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
Today's Key Topics
- Course Introduction and Bureaucracy
- A modern view of Solar System exploration
- Organizing the Universe
- Focusing on process and evolution
- Today: Cosmic Perspective Chapter 1
- The Moon is still waning crescent in the Eastern pre-dawn sky, but smaller and with less time between when it rises and sunrise.
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.
- 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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