Chapter 3 The Science of Astronomy
Galileo's observations of phases of Venus proved that it orbits the Sun and not Earth.
The Catholic Church ordered Galileo to recant his claim that Earth orbits the Sun in 1633
His book on the subject was removed
Chapter 2 (continued) Discovering the Universe for Yourself
Phases of Moon
Half of Moon is illuminated by Sun and half is dark We see a changing combination of the bright and dark faces as Moon orbits
Phases of the Moon
Moon Rise/Set by Phase
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
2.1 Patterns in the Night Sky
Our goals for learning:
• What does the universe look like from
• Why do stars rise and set?
• Why do the constellations we see depend on
latitude and time of year?