Project #3 - Derrick Monks Project #3 3/20/08 Contemplating...

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Derrick Monks Project #3 3/20/08 Contemplating the Possibilities of the Universe How many stars are visible in the sky on the clearest, darkest nights? In our present time this question is a hassle to answer; twenty-four seven lights across our world are on, causing mass amounts of light pollution causing many of the stars to be hidden. The results of my observation indicate that on the darkest and clearest night the stars visible in the night sky are about 2162. How could astronomers estimate the total number of stars in the universe? My estimations show that there are about 10x10^22 stars in the universe: pretty un-comprehendible. The observations were made north of Boulder to try to escape at least a little bit of light pollution. A five-inch long paper towel tube was used to take sample populations. Data was gathered from four directions: North, South, East and West, and also from three different heights in the sky: ¼, ½, and ¾. The purpose of these measurements was to get an average number of the stars in the sky to accomplish the most accurate sample population. To convert this sample information from sample population to the real population
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course QRMS 1012 taught by Professor Michaeld.roy during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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Project #3 - Derrick Monks Project #3 3/20/08 Contemplating...

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