Astronomy 1210 -- November 9, 2011
Important Topics from Last Time
- Exam 3 is Friday in class
- There will be a review session Wed at 7:30 in Physics 203.
- The ususal review sheet is available on the Exams page
- Note the availability of extra credit on the Labs page.
- Finish off your observing labs...
- Telescope Observing (NOT constellation lab) has gone to a "rain or shine" schedule - if you sign up you go...
- The "constellation of the week" is Cassiopeia - see also
Today's Key Topics
- Protecting the Earth
- The atmosphere of Venus
- Carbon dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect
- Radar imaging of the surface of Venus
- The history of the Venusian surface
- Exploration of Mars from Earth and from Space
- The history of the Martian surface
- Today: Cosmic Perspective Sections 9.4 and 10.4;
- Next Lecture: Continue with Sections 9.4 and 10.4
- Look for Venus low in the Western evening twilight.
- Look to the northwest mid-evening to see the "W" of Cassiopeia. It will be high in the North in the middle of the night.
- Watch as the Moon passes Jupiter over the next few days. It will be closest tonight. The Moon is not Full until Thursday so Jupiter must already have passed opposition.
- Jupiter is at opposition. Look for it to be rising in the East just after Sunset. It's the brightest thing in the night sky and up all night.
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