OBSERVATION OF THE MOON
Observation of the Moon over a period of two weeks reveals a considerable amount of
information about lunar cycles and the phases of the Moon.
Protractor, compass, and a pencil or pen.
The main objectives of this lab are to receive more in depth knowledge about a particular astronomical
concept, or to learn about a new one, and to have the opportunity to observe objects thro
Integrity is not only important in science, but in everything. To have integrity
you not only need honesty, but also you have to have a basis of strong moral
principles. Michael Specter does an amazing job of explaining how this is so
important in science
Cause of the Seasons Lab
September 23, 2015
Observe and Gather Data:
- The tilt of Earths axis causes seasons.
- Summer solstice: June 21, longest day of the year, the noontime Sun reaches its
highest point of the year.
- Winter solstice:
Exploring the Geology of Mars Lab
October 28, 2015
1. The height of Olympus Mons is over 21km. The tallest mountain on Earth,
Everest, is only about a third the height of that. The other volcanoes in this
area include Ascraeus Mo
Greenhouse Effect Lab
November 4, 2015
1a. Sunlight photon
1b. Infrared photon
1d. The sunlight photons are absorbed by the surface of the Earth and infrared
photon are reflected upwards.
Record the compo
Formation of the Solar System Lab
October 21, 2015
1. Jovian and Terrestrial
2. Terrestrial: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Jovian: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
3. Mass: Jovian planets are much more massive than terrestrial plan
3. The spectral lines for a given atom will not be at different wavelengths depending
on whether you are viewing an emission spectrum or an absorption spectrum. The
difference is that the emissi
Kepler's Laws Lab
September 30, 2015
1c. I think the eccentricity of a perfect circle would be 0.5 or .
2a. The eccentricity of the Earth's orbit is currently about 0.0167.
2b. The orbit is going to look more like m
KEPLERS LAWS: PART 1
ASTRONOMY 101 Ver 6/06
Johannes Kepler formulated three laws that described how the planets orbit around the Sun. His work paved the way for that of Sir Isaac Newton, who derived the underlying physical reasons why the plan