Astronomy 1210 -- April 30, 2012 (39)
Important Topics from Last Time
- Exam 4/Final is Friday May 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Clark 107
- There will be a review session on May 10 - time and place to be announced.
- Exam 3 answers are available on the Exams page.
- Finish those Labs! They only run as long as classes do (Monday/Tuesday).
- Telescope observing is rain-or-shine tonight.
- Extra credit should be turned in today.
- A review session will be scheduled on May 10. See the
course home page for details closer to the date.
- I'll have my normal office hours this week and next.
Today's Key Topics
- Neptune's large satellite Triton and its atmosphere
- Pluto's (non) planetary status
- Asteroids and meteorites
- The discovery of the asteroids and why Pluto isn't a major planet
- Pluto's connection to the Kuiper Belt and comets
- Comets and their connection to meteor showers
- How to view a meteor shower
- Keep watching the sky.
- Venus is hard to miss in the Western evening sky.
- Mars is prominent rising in the eastern sky in the early evening. Its red color is evident. Mars is in the constellation of Leo.
- Saturn is just past opposition and rising as the Sun sets.
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National Weather Service Current Forecast
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