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Ross Palmer 810-69-9737 Homework N 4/28/2008 Birth of Stars and Planets For my homework N assignment, I chose to go to the public lecture, “Birth of Stars and Planets”. The lecture was a basic review over the birth of stars and planets (big surprise). The lecture followed the teachings and format of book almost to a tee. The lecture also went into other basic astronomical knowledge, like some of the techniques astronomers use. Also, the lecture began with a tour of the basic objects in the night sky. The lecture didn't really get very deep into planet formation, although. Like I said, the lecture began with basic objects in the night sky. The speaker first went into how the coordinate system of the celestial sphere and how our position on earth effects our specific night sky. Then we went though some basic objects, such as the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, and North Star. He also discussed the different constellations we would see throughout the summer. The tour finished with the Andromeda Galaxy and the Orion Nebula. After the brief tour, serious star formation talk began. Like I said before, the process described
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course ASTR 1020 taught by Professor Jackburns during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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