Week 10

Read: Mountains on the moon (Chap. 18) and The Medician stars (Chap. 19)
Quiz: Monday. Covers Kepler's Epitome of Copernican Astronomy.

Homework exercises: Angular width (Ex. 18.1), Jupiter's moons (Ex. 19.1)

Laboratory exercises: This week in lab, we will begin our telescopic observations of a planet. Each group must sign up for a 90-minute time slot during week 10, 11, 12, 13, or 14 in which you carry out the planetary observations (Ex. 19.2). When you have done so, you must submit a scan of your lab book including the time, date, and location of your observations, the planet that you observed, and an explanation of how you calculated the angular width of the planet by turning off the scope motor. This will be due noon Monday of week 15. Also, be sure to submit your weekly planet observation by noon Monday week 11. Also: scanned lab book pages of your lunar observations are due by noon on Monday of week 11.

Zoom meeting of Friday, Nov. 3:
Since Friday is a virtual day, we will have a zoom classroom meeting at 9am. Here are the details:

Meeting ID: 414 443 8850
Passcode: 4438850

Mountains on the moon (6 videos):

The Medician stars (1 video):

Intro. to Astronomy