Lecture 1 and Chapter 1

Lecture 1 and Chapter 1 - ANNOUNCEMENT OFFICE HOURS IN PSC...

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ANNOUNCEMENT OFFICE HOURS IN PSC 007C STARTING THURS. JAN. 14 (This week: Thurs. 1-3 pm Following weeks: Tues. 2-4 pm, Thurs. 1-3 pm)
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Chapter 1 What is Science?
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What is Science? from the Latin scientia , meaning "knowledge" “any systematic knowledge-base or prescriptive practice that is capable of resulting in a prediction or predictable type of outcome”.
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Which of the following best describes science? (a) Science is a collection of pre-decided ideas and equations. (b) Science began with evolving ideas, but has by now figured out the final truth about everything, so is no longer changing. (c) Science is an ever-evolving endeavor of human ideas.
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Which of the following best describes science? (a) Science is a collection of pre-decided ideas and equations. (b) Science began with evolving ideas, but has by now figured out the final truth about everything, so is no longer changing. (c) Science is an ever-evolving endeavor of human ideas.
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Astronomy The oldest science--why? Still a very active science--why? What makes Astronomy a Science?
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What topics in astronomy interest you most?
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Astronomers study primarily the “light from distant objects”. A Few Examples of the Tools Used: Ground-based Observatories, e.g., at Mauna Kea, Hawaii Hubble Space Telescope Spitzer Space Telescope
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ANNOUNCEMENTS * * Planetarium moved to Jan. 21 11:45 am (come to class in PSC 205 at 11 am as usual)
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