Astronomy Ch3

Astronomy Ch3 - 9/14/11 1 The friends have left, the sea is...

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Unformatted text preview: 9/14/11 1 The friends have left, the sea is bare, that was strewn with floating, fresh green weeds Only the rusty-sided freighters go past the moon's marketless craters and the stars are the only ships of pleasure. -- Elizabeth Bishop Struggling, and faint, and fainter didst thou wane, O Moon! and round thee all thy starry train Came forth to help thee, with half-open eyes, And trembled every one with still surprise, That the black Spectre should have dared assail Their beauteous queen and seize her sacred veil -- Walter Savage Landor 0 Lady Moon, your horns point toward the east; Shine, be increased: 0 Lady Moon, your horns point toward the west; Wane, be at rest. Christina Rosetti I see the moon, The moon sees me God bless the moon, And God bless me. Nursery Rhyme First extrasolar planet ever imaged? (ESO Paranal Observatory, Chile) The ecliptic (zodiac) 9/14/11 2 Astrology The zodiac consists of the twelve constellations lying on the ecliptic. Your astrological sign is the constellation the sun is in on your birth date. Modern astrology (fortune telling from the sky) has its roots in ancient Mesopotamia, passed to us through the Greeks. Science vs. Pseudoscience What about astrology, homeopathy, UFOs, free energy, creation science, I Ching, Reiki, etc.? Science vs. Pseudoscience Science is not a democracy What about astrology, homeopathy, UFOs, free energy, creation science, I Ching, Reiki, etc.? Science vs. Pseudoscience Science is not a democracy Not all ideas deserve equal consideration What about astrology, homeopathy, UFOs, free energy, creation science, I Ching, Reiki, etc.? Science vs. Pseudoscience Science is not a democracy Not all ideas deserve equal consideration If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is What about astrology, homeopathy, UFOs, free energy, creation science, I Ching, Reiki, etc.? Science vs. Pseudoscience Science is not a democracy Not all ideas deserve equal consideration If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is Religion makes bad science What about astrology, homeopathy, UFOs, free energy, creation science, I Ching, Reiki, etc.? 9/14/11 3 Science vs. Pseudoscience Science is not a democracy Not all ideas deserve equal consideration If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is Religion makes bad science Science makes bad religion What about astrology, homeopathy, UFOs, free energy, creation science, I Ching, Reiki, etc.? Science vs. Pseudoscience Science is not a democracy Not all ideas deserve equal consideration If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is Religion makes bad science Science makes bad religion It is important to keep an open mind. What about astrology, homeopathy, UFOs, free energy, creation science, I Ching, Reiki, etc.?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course PHY 121 taught by Professor Weinstein during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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