P-Week 1 - Universe, Stars 2020 Earth and Space Science.ppt...

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Dr. Sande Caton
Welcome to SCI 305Introductions Syllabus/AssignmentsLab Safety (review videos in Week 1 folder)This course will introduce you to the sciences of Astronomy, Geology, Oceanography and Meteorology
Week 1Chapters 21 and 24History of AstronomyStars and GalaxiesH-R Diagram/Physical CharacteristicsConstellationsAstrology v. AstronomyAstronomy Lab (parts A and B)
Ancient AstronomyAncient peoples in Babylonia, North America, Northern Europe and Africa observed the heavens and created stories to explain patterns in the stars Egyptian Pyramids align to PolarisStart Charts found in the Middle East Stonehenge in EuropeMayans tracked the phases of the moon and wrote a very accurate calendar centuries into the futureMany, Many other examples throughout the world of ancient peoples studying the starsAncient Greeks began recording and measuringThales (~480 B.C.) predicted eclipsesAristotle (~347 B.C.) used lunar eclipse to observe that Earth is a sphereHeraclides (~330 B.C.) developed the geocentric solar system modelAristarchus (~270 B.C.) developed the heliocentric solar system model

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