After the Norse god Woden (Mercury). Thus, it is Woden’s DayThursdayAfter the god Thor (Jupiter). Thus, it is Thor’s DayFridayAfter the god Freya (Venus). Thus it is Freya’s DaySaturdaySaturn’s DayThe names of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton and Einstein are associated with theories to explain the perplexing variations in the movement and appearance of the planets. The invention of the telescope lead to the discovery of two planets that are not visible to the naked eye. The search for new planets around other stars continues today. (From: George Reed and Art Klinger)Note:In this exercise you will become familiar with the planets by observing, from your backyard, their behavior during several months. Although you may not be able to answer each question completely, your best effort will be appreciated.Optional Recommended: Paper star dial from Week 3. This star dial will help you locate stars and constellations that are found in this assignment.Instructions: Using Stellarium-Planetarium Software
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Stellarium Orientation Video: A) Install and open the program: B) Become familiar with the information in the User Guide contents section #4 (Configuration).
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