... Lost in Space ..................................................... B-83
Lost on the Moon Worksheet ............................... B-84
Lost on the Moon Answer Key ............................. B-85
Fun Pictures for Your Classroom ........................... B-86
CoRoT III programme
... the possibility to probe the stellar populations of the galaxy, and opens a new discipline:
Galactic Structure and Evolution using Seismology. In this programme CoRoT and Kepler are
complementary because they observe different regions of the galaxy.
Only CoRoT observes in the outer galactic disk, an ...
... minutes to 24.8 arc minutes but increases in illumination from 27% to 48% during the course of the
month. As the sun rises in late May, Venus will reach an altitude of about 23 degrees for observers at 40
degrees north. The brightest planet is at the descending node on May 9th. On May 22nd, Venus li ...
Picturing Objects in the Making: Scheiner, Galileo and the Discovery
... - . ofnerrandstars "Yz Thecrucial difference was that while there was no
explicit theological or philosophical veto against the possibility of satellites orbiting Jupiter,
in the case of the lunar surface Galileo had to confront the authoritative Aristotelian assertion
of the incorruptibility of the ...
the mystery of the tunguska fireball
... due to the dust scattered in the upper atmosphere by the
terrific outburst at Krakatoa at the end of August. Those
glows had many points in common with the recent ones.’
The Times noted that ‘distance is no obstacle in vast
cosmical phenomena of this kind, which are absolutely
world-embracing’ and i ...
SkyWatcher2017.5 1.3 Mb - Boise Astronomical Society
... twice this month from certain parts of the world.
The Sun is located in Aries on May 1st. It enters Taurus on May 14th.
In the evening, Mars is in the northeast and Jupiter in the southeast. Jupiter is located in the southwest and Saturn in the
southeast at midnight. Mercury and Venus can be seen in ...
Properties of White Dwarfs, Teacher Guide
... 3. When students complete their plots, guide them through answering the following questions:
A. What kind of motion does Sirius show? Justify your answer.
Sirius shows a periodic motion over a long time. It follows a pattern.
Some background: Sirius is a nearby star – only 9 light-years away. All st ...
Stellarium User Guide
... scipting facility is Stellarium’s version of a “Presentation”, a feature that may be used to
run an astronomical or other presentation for instruction or entertainment from within the
Stellarium program. The original Stratoscript was quite limited in what it could do so a
new Stellarium Scripting Sy ...
Starter Edition Handbook
... constellations will help you find the more distant wonders of the Universe
that your binoculars or telescope can reveal.
Once you can find you way around the sky you will be able to find bright
double stars. The next step is to hunt down your first real deep sky objects:
open star clusters. Open st ...
Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Exoplanets: a First Look from the
... Kepler satellite indicate that main-sequence stars on average host, at a minimum, about
one planet per star (Fressin et al. 2013; Dressing & Charbonneau 2013). For the first
time in human history, we have incontrovertible evidence that planets are common
around other stars in the Milky Way.
With thi ...
Full Program with Abstracts - CIERA
... that terrestrial-sized planets are more common than larger planets
within 1 AU, and that the nearest, potentially habitable earth-sized
planet is likely within 5pc. After four years of continuous
observations, the Kepler prime mission ended in May 2013 with
the loss of a second reaction wheel. Thank ...
Worlds Beyond: A Strategy for the Detection and Characterization of
... fitting formulas of Fortney et al. (2007) (specifically, loge was used instead of log10 ). Fig. 1 shows
the original and corrected mass-radius relations.
The most important effect of this error was to make the prospects for using JWST/NIRSpec to
characterize the atmospheres of transiting planets app ...
WILLIAM HERSCHEL AND THE `GARNET` STARS: μ CEPHEI AND
... Abstract: Although William Herschel‘s ‗Garnet Star‘ (µ Cephei) is a prominent object, the story of the discovery of
this famous red star is not well documented. Prior to and after Herschel, the identification of this star was the subject
of confusion in various catalogues and atlases. The case is co ...
M sin i
... 1. The high metallicities are primordial, and favor the formation of
planets simply because there is more heavy material for them.
2. The high metallicities are primordial and make it more probable
that the planets migrate, making them easier to detect.
3. The high metallicities are a result of poll ...
Stars and Planets Credits and Acknowledgements
... • Many more low mass (cool) stars are born than high mass (hot) stars.
Lifetimes of Stars: In this activity, students return to the concept of a scale model to
make a scale model of time rather than distance. The lifetimes of different masses of
stars are compared to each other and to the geologic t ...
Type Ia supernovae as stellar endpoints and cosmological tools
... and the progenitors involved, have remained elusive, even after seven decades of research. But
now, new large surveys are bringing about a paradigm shift—we can finally compare samples
of hundreds of supernovae to isolate critical variables. As a result of this, and advances in
modelling, breakthrou ...
gerard peter kuiper - National Academy of Sciences
... Succeeding his long-time friend Otto Struve, Kuiper became director of Yerkes and McDonald observatories in
1947, a post he occupied for two years and then resumed
in 1957. His thoughts were returning to the origin of the
solar system, as he described in the Kepler Medal discourse
I felt th ...
Digital STARLAB Teachers Guide
... and displays eliminating the need for additional slide projectors, video projectors,
sound systems or computers. Covering a full 180º on the dome, the small bright
stars remain spherical right down to the horizon. There are no cutouts or blind spots
along the horizon. The projector is compact and li ...
TWO NEW LONG-PERIOD GIANT PLANETS FROM THE
... errors, we determined the masses and ages of our stars using
the procedure outlined in Ramírez et al. (2014,their
Section 4.5). Brieﬂy, the location of each star on stellar
parameter space was compared withthat of stellar interior
and evolutionary model predictions. The Yonsei-Yale isochrone grid ...
A Search for Extrasolar Planets Using Echoes Produced in Flare
... The variable nature of stars has a long documented history. In any portion
of the sky, stars can be found in various states from quiescence to obliteration. Of
the myriad of observable characteristics on either short or long timescales
compared to a human lifetime, a particular type of short-term va ...
Sky Watcher - Boise Astronomical Society
... and fainter Mercury lower in the northwest. Mercury and Jupiter will be the brightest two stars between the west
There’s a possible new meteor shower in the offing! The reason is that Comet LINEAR 209P, which an automated
telescope discovered in 2004, is passing through the inner sola ...
... An update about the Kepler Mission was released on January 17, 2013. NASA reported
that one of three remaining reaction wheels, the fourth already out of commission on the
spacecraft, was using more torque than it should to spin the instrument. This increase in friction
was noticed when the spacecra ...
Spring 2015 Mercury - Astronomical Society of the Pacific
... David Malin, the brilliant astrophotographer at the AngloAustralian Observatory, was responsible for what had been widely
considered the best photograph of the Eagle Nebula ever collected.
Captured in the 1990s, Malin’s ground-based image distinctly shows
a bright emission nebula in the background w ...
Astronomical naming conventions
In ancient times, only the Sun and Moon, a few hundred stars and the most easily visible planets had names. Over the last few hundred years, the number of identified astronomical objects has risen from hundreds to over a billion, and more are discovered every year. Astronomers need to be able to assign systematic designations to unambiguously identify all of these objects, and at the same time give names to the most interesting objects and, where relevant, features of those objects.The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the officially recognized authority in astronomy for assigning designations to celestial bodies such as stars, planets, and minor planets, including any surface features on them. In response to the need for unambiguous names for astronomical objects, it has created a number of systematic naming systems for objects of various sorts.