Properties of comets.
Elongation. Phases of the Moon. Configuration or Aspects of the Moon. (Ex. 13.0)
The sidereal and synodic periods or months. (Read Ex. 13.0)
Given the elongation of the Moon for a specific date, be able to calculate when the
Properties of the Planets
Comparative chemical compositions.
Planetary surface features.
The Lunar surface and chronology of the Moon's formation and evolution.
Asteroids, Meteoroids, Meteors amd meteorites
The different kins of meteorites
The parent body
Orgin of the Solar System and Evolution of the Planets
Accretion theory and evidence for its validity.
Be able to identify a photo of our Moon or any global photo of the major planetary
given in my notes or the textbook by S&A.
Questions on Origin
01. What is the hour angle of a star or planet when it is at upper transit and lower
02. What is the altitude of an object when it rises or sets?
03. What are circumpolar stars?
04. Compare the times of sunset on the day of the winter solstice at
Be able to:
Convert arcmeasure or time from sexagesimal to decimal or vice versa.
Locate objects on a rectangular chart using RA and DEC chart scales, such as in Ex. 2.0,
or by making eye interpolations between fiducial marks.
Be able to draw an hour circ
1. What is a brown dwarf?
Define the Kumar Limit (Chap 3A).
3. Why are there no planetary moons closer to the planet than the rings?
4. What plan47. What are planetary rills?
5. Give a brief description of the planet Venus.
6. What is meant by meteoric
Need ruler, protractor, and calculator.
Class notes through 10-16-2012.
Chapter 2, part I, section D
through Chapter 3, Part I and 2 to where we end on 10-16, properties of comets.
The test will also include the separate documents "Time" and "Lunar Motion
Class notes thru 9-18-2012
My web site Chap. 1 thru Chap. 2, Part I, section C on inventory of solar system.
Also all the related sections of the S&A text listed under "Readings".
The subject matter contained in Ex. 1.0, 2.0, 15.0 in the C
1. Who discovered that planets move in slightly elliptical orbits and when?
2. What is the mass ratio between the Earth and the Moon?
3. What causes every object in the sky to rise in the east and set in the west once a day?
4. What are the fundamental fo