Astronomy 1210 -- February 10, 2012 (10)
Important Topics from Last Time
- Exam 1 results will be posted by next Wednesday.
- Exam 2 Preview questions are available.
- The "constellation of the week" is Taurus - see also
Today's Key Topics
- Annular vs. Total Solar Eclipses
- The Calendar and Leap Years
- Planets on the Night Sky
- Review of apparent planetary motion
- Renaissance Astronomy
- The Heliocentric model
- Retrograde Motion.
- Today: Cosmic Perspective more Sections 3.1-3.3
- Next Lecture: more on Sections 3.1-3.3
- Look for the waning gibbous Moon to be close to Saturn Sunday night.
- Look for Venus in the western evening sky (you can't miss it) and Jupiter high overhead in the early evening.
- Look for the constellation Taurus high overhead in the early evening including the bright red star Aldebaran which makes up one end of the "V" that represents the star cluster called the Hyades. Also look for the fainter dipper-shaped group of stars - the Pleiades star cluster.
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