Unit One Capstone Project: Defending the Newtonian Synthesis
Letter to the G'vany Riq'ioty
Hope this finds you well. To begin this letter I need to say that I and
the other astronomers here were shocked to discover that we are not alone
Globe at Night
For this assignment I observed the night sky on July 3rd 2016 in my home town St. Augustine, FL.
The constellation I was looking for was Hercules. I have to say the task finding Hercules in the
sky was rather challenging one, which
10 Defining Moments in Astronomy
Hubble shows that galaxies exist
outside the Milky Way galaxy.
2 Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
3 Sputnik, first object to orbit the
Earth, launched by the Russians.
4 Explorer 1 launched. This was the
Unit 3 - Zooniverse project.
For this assignment I chose Comet Hunters project in Zooniverse.com. It consisted of images of
known main-belt asteroids from the public archives of the Subaru Telescope, which one of the largest
Galaxy Zoo Project
This Zooniverse.com project was called Galaxy Zoo. Its task was to
classify and identify different images of galaxies and spot any odd
features on those images.
The following options were available to choose.
The following assignment consisted of choosing 50 images from zooniverse.com and
identifying the complexity of sunspot groups. Complexity was determined by size, shape,
and combinations of white and black colors.
Some examples were pro