Who make up the Geocentric model?
Hipparchus-first true astronomer-tremendous mathematical insightPtolemybelieved earth was stationary-said earth was stationary-said planet orbited the earth
in a complex motion
Who made up the Heliocentric model?
In this activity we will be learning about the age of the solar system and how it formed. In
order to understand this we need to know how scientists can measure the age of things.
Open up the following link on your compu
What is the value of the following sums?
- sin(pi) = a/c
- cos(pi) = b/c
- tan(pi) = a/b
What is the definition of an astronomical unit?
- The mean distance from the center of the earth to the center of the sun
How many miles are there in 1 AU?
- 93 milli
Using the program Stellarium find the star Thuban and click on the star and record its RA and Dec for
Today. Then put in the date (-2560) when the pyramids of Giza were built. Now click on the star Thuban
and record its RA and Dec then.
June 12, 2016 RA/D
AST2002 Descriptive Astronomy - Online
Summer A 2016 - Syllabus
Dr Kevin Mackay
Course Description: AST2002 (3 credit hours) is an introduction and overview of astronomy. It is designed to
introduce a broad range of topics in astronomy that would be discu
AST2003 Astronomy of the solar system
Dr. Kevin Mackay
Email: [email protected]
Section 1 The night sky
Section 2 Positional astronomy
Section 3 The solar system
Section 1 - Topi