Writing Assignment #5
I hope this letter finds you well. I have learned something in my astronomy class that I
believe you will find interesting. The modern year calendars are divided into four seasons:
spring, summer, fall (autumn),
Writing Assignment #6
The overall topic I am covering for the semester project is the cause of seasons on
Earth. I chose this topic because I always thought the distance from the sun is what would
make the seasons on Earth. I truly believed summ
Extra Credit #1
There should be an exact San Jose-henge for the street grid of downtown and Campus in
San Jose at sunrise.
1) San Jose-henge happens at sunrise.
2) San Jose-henge occurs around the dates of summer solstice (June 20), June 18-23.
Extra Credit #5
2. What properties of this Galaxy would you argue make it most similar to our Milky
Way galaxy? The galaxy I believe is most similar to our own Milky Way Galaxy is NGC
6744 Galaxy. This spiral galaxy that can be a twin for our Mil
Writing Assignment #1
My name is Johnny jd and I value achievement and learning the most in life. I can apply
achievement in this class by working hard and earning an A. I will be graduating with
honours this semester, so achieving this A is one
EXTRA CREDIT #3
Accelerate To change how fast and where something is going
Comet A ball of ice that goes around the sun
Core The middle part of a world
Exoplanet A world that goes around a star other than our star
Mantle The biggest part inside of our wor
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Aphelion when our world is far from our star
Asteroid belt a place with a lot of hard things like a rock
Astronomical unit (AU) how far our world is from our star
Orbit our world goes this way around our star
Orbital period the time for a
Writing Assignment #3
Lecture 1: The Scientific Method
The scientific method is a way to obtain reliable conclusions by making observations,
developing hypotheses, and testing experiments.
Lecture 2: Ancient, Indigenous Astronomy
In early astron
Writing Assignment #2
The Mayan astronomers contributed to early astronomy by creating their own written
language using pictographs, making note of the position of planets, and forecasting eclipses.
Mayan contributions began around 400 A.D. The
Business 160 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
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Chapter 1 Innovative Management for a Changing World
a. Rapid environmental shifts:
ii. Globalization Shifting social values
b. In the new workplac
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Star- a large, glowing ball of gas that generates heat and light through nuclear fusion
(nuclear fusion= sun).
Planet- A moderately large object that orbits a start; it shines by reflected light.
Instructions on Writing the Semester Project
This project is a self guided research paper. This semester project is equivalent to one exam grade. For the duration of this
project you will hand in every week a minimum of three (3) paragraphs with a minimum
Patterns in the Sky
Earth Spins on its Axis
Revolution About the Sun Leads
Motions and Phases of the Moon
Eclipses: Passing through a Shadow
Motions of the Planets in the Sky
The Earth spins and re
What are we? How do we know?
1.1 Why Study Astronomy?
1.2 Where are we?
1.3 When is now?
Chapter 1 Intro!
What Are We? How Do We Know?
what is astronomy?
why study astronomy?
where did we come from?
who are we?
Key Terms Chapter 10: The ISM Coronal Gas Dark nebula Dust grains Emission nebula Giant molecular cloud H I region H II region Interstellar cycle Interstellar dust Interstellar extinction Interstellar medium Interstellar reddening Molecular Cloud composit
From the molecules of life, to the simpler organisms
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Chapter 13-14: Death of Stars - Bizarre Stellar Graveyard (don't forget to find definitions at the end of the book, in the glossary and draw pictures!) 1. End of a star's life : white dwarf (low mass star) neutron star/black hole (high m
What effect does the formation of negative hydrogen ions in the sun's photosphere have on solar observations?
1. We can view the sun's interior through special filters set to the wavelength of the absorption lines created by such ions. Concentrations of s
Chapter 7: Atoms and Starlight 1. Properties of Matter Atom Atom = Nucleus (protons + neutrons) + electron cloud Protons have + charge Electron cloud has charge Neutron has no charge (neutral) Elements are defined by their Atomic Number
Chapter 12: Stellar Evolution 1. A contracting cloud is defined to be a star when it begins fusing Hydrogen into Helium. 2. A Main Sequence star = The rate of fusion in the core is high enough for radiation to balance contraction. (Gravi
Which of the following statements is true about the Celsius and Kelvin (Absolute) temperature scales?
1. Zero is at the same temperature on both scales. The size of one degree is the same on both scales. Zero degrees Celsius is the same temperature as 273
Chapter 11: The Formation of Stars
Short review of Ch 10 ( ISM) Molecular Clouds consist of gas and dust (note: molecules form in molecular clouds) ISM in the Milky Way: 70% H, 28% He, 2% heavy elements Temperature in molecular clouds: 1
Chapter 13-14: Death of Stars - Bizarre Stellar 1. End of a star's life : white dwarf (low mass star) neutron star/black hole (high mass star) 2. White dwarfs: the remaining cores of low mass dead stars the core has stopped gravitational
Chapter 4: The Origin of Modern Astronomy Ancient civilizations used astronomy for: Daily timekeeping Tracking the seasons and calendar Monitoring lunar cycles Monitoring planets and stars Predicting eclipses Reasons: for practical purposes, including agr
Key Terms Chapter 9: Family of Stars Absolute magnitude Apparent magnitude Binary star Brown dwarf Center of mass Eclipsing binary Flux Herzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram Intrinsic brightness Light curve Luminosity Magnitude scale Main sequence Main sequenc
Key Terms for Chapter 8: The Sun Auroras Babcock model Chromosphere Convection Convection zone Corona Coronal Mass Ejection Coulomb force Deuterium Differential rotation Fission Fusion Helioseismology Hydrogen fusion Hydrostatic equilibrium Limb darkening
San Jos State University College of Science/Physics and Astronomy ASTRO 101, Modern Astronomy, Section 3, Spring 2010 Instructor: Office Location: Telephone: Email: Office Hours: Class Days/Time: Classroom: Prerequisites: GE/SJSU Studies Category: Dr. Ole
San Jos State University College of Science/Physics and Astronomy ASTRO 101, Modern Astronomy, Section 4, Spring 2010 Instructor: Office Location: Telephone: Email: Office Hours: Class Days/Time: Classroom: Prerequisites: GE/SJSU Studies Category: Dr. Ole
Solutions to Homework #2 (Astronomy 155). 5 points each part, total 40. 1. I took this problem straight off the website for chemistry that I had a link to, on the course webpage.