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### AS101nightlab1

Course: PHI 101, Summer 2007
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AS101 J.I. Night Lab #1 Write-up 6/15/07 Observing the Night Sky (or at least trying!) Abstract The first night lab is a jump into putting factual knowledge from class and the homework assignments to practical observations of the night sky. The use of the Celestial Pipes, binoculars, quadrants aid in making observations of the stars apparent to both the aided eye and the naked eye. Even with a bit of trouble from...

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