Week 8

Fall Break on Monday and Tuesday

Read: Re-ordering the heavenly spheres (Chap. 13)
Quiz: None.

Homework exercises: Racetrack analogy (Ex. 13.1), Copernican worldview (Ex. 13.3). Due noon Saturday week 8.

Laboratory exercises: Fall break; no lab on Monday. Each group must demonstrate how to set up and polar align the telescope by the end of week 9. When you have done so, scan and submit a lab book page which describes the telescope and how you set it up, including a photograph. Due noon Monday week 10. Submit your weekly planetary observation by noon, Monday, week 9.

Re-ording the celestial spheres (1 video):

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