1 - Introduction to the Night Sky

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Unformatted text preview: Slide 1 Lecture 1 Introduction to the Night Sky ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 2 What is Astronomy? Study of objects outside Earths atmosphere Planets Stars Galaxies Evolution of the Universe Atlas of the universe at http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 3 The Constellations Groupings of prominent stars which appear nearby in the sky Includes the whole area in the sky- not just the stars ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 4 For Orion we see: Stars are at different distances In reality, the stars are far apart ___________________________________ ___________________________________...
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