Astronomy 1210 -- February 13, 2012 (11)
Important Topics from Last Time
- Exam 1 results will be posted by Wednesday.
- Exam 2 Preview questions are available.
- The "constellation of the week" is Pegasus - see also
Today's Key Topics
- Review of apparent planetary motion
- Renaissance Astronomy
- The Heliocentric model
- Retrograde Motion.
- Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion
- Galileo's telescopic discoveries
- Science and the Scientific Method
- Today: Cosmic Perspective Chapter 3
- Next Lecture: more on Sections 4.1 and 4.2
- Look for the last quarter Moon to be close to Antares.
- You have to look in the pre-dawn hours because the last quarter moon
rises around midnight and sets around Noon.
- 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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