Imagine you have just been given a brand new fancy telescope, and you want to use it to view
the nighttime sky and all of the starry objects up there! Where do you start?
You need to know your location. Use your phone, or ask a friend/neighbor if you can
Constellation Travel Brochure
Summary: As you may know, many people who live in bright city lights
are unfamiliar with the nightly constellations. They just cant see the stars
through all of the city light pollution. To become more familiar with the
OK! So its the Tilt! Now what?
Homework is discussed the day it is due; therefore, on-time completion of homework
is critical for success.
Late homework will not be accepted, and will receive a grade of zero.
Late assignments (observations, projects, labs) will be pe
The Hidden Lives of Galaxies
Jim Lochner, USRA & NASA/GSFC
What is a Galaxy ?
Distance from Earth to Sun
= 93,000,000 miles
= 8 light-minutes
Size of Solar System
= 5.5 light-hours
What is a Galaxy?
The Life Cycles of Stars
RVCC Planetarium - Last updated 11/6/2007
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star .
How I Wonder What You Are .
Which indicate different temperatures
The bigger it is, the hot
Formation of Our Solar System
Thanks to the Lunar and Planetary Institute
Image: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory:
What do you already know about
the solar system?
Our Solar System and Its Origin