Astronomy 0088: Stonehenge to Hubble
John G. Radzilowicz Carnegie Science Center
What is Science?
"We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that
Stonehenge to Hubble
Exam 1 Study Guide
What is Astronomy?
- astro: star
-nomy: regulating or arranging
The scientific study of the material universe beyond the Earths atmosphere
Ancient concept of a star and a planet d
Study Guide for Exam 1
Astronomy 0088, Spring 2012, Instructor Arthur Kosowsky
Here are questions based on the material we have covered in class and in assignments. If you can answer
all of these questions clearly and correctly, you should be in good posi
In studying cosmology we try to understand the origin of the Universe, its organization, its evolution, and its ultimate fate. To do this we must understand its expansion rate and how fast the expansion is slowing down (deccelerating) or
The Earth-Moon System
The Phases of the Moon
Eclipses (Solar, Lunar, partial, total, annular, umbra/penumbra)
The Earth in Space
Earth has a diameter ~4x Greater than Moon (8000 miles vs.
The UK has over 100 henge monuments and over 900 ceremonial circles
Stonehenge (built 2700 1700 BC)
Stonehenge predict seasons
Predict seasons: e.g., the Sun rises over the Heelstone at the summer solstice.
Stonehenge predict eclip
Modern Astronomy Beginnings
Problems with Ptolemy
- Didnt really explain anything
- Distances were arbitrary
- Each planet had to be approached independently
- Equant rejected by many philosophers
Printing press invented info more easily transmitted led t