Students will explore Stellarium, an open-source planetarium and astronomical visualization software.

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Students will explore Stellarium, an open-source planetarium and astronomical visualization software."

Transcription

1 page 22 STELLARIUM* OBJECTIVE: Students will explore, an open-source planetarium and astronomical visualization software. BACKGROUND & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This lab was generously provided by the Red Rocks Community College astronomy program. is an open-source example of astronomical software which shows the location of astronomical objects and give information about them. Astronomers uset his software to plan observing sessions, point telescopes, run planetarium shows and just for fun! SKILLS/COMPETENCIES: Define each of the related vocabulary words. Distinguish between different concepts within a topic. Apply concepts to new situations. Demonstrate the ability to select and apply contemporary forms of technology to solve problems or compile information. MATERIALS: Computer with installed PRE-LAB If you are doing this lab on your personal computer, you must install. Go to choose your computer s operating system from the choices at the top of the screen and follow the download instructions.

2 page 23 LAB TASK 1: EXPLORING STELLARIUM 1. The first thing to do when trying out any new software is just click on everything. If you slide your mouse to the bottom of the screen, a row of icons appears. Hover over each icon with your mouse to see what it is. Click on different ones to see what happens. Then do the same for the row of icons that appears when you move your mouse to the left side of the screen. 2. Now let s try a few things. The first thing you want to do when using any planetarium software is to make sure you re looking at the sky from your own location. Go to the left side of your screen and find the location icon. Click on this and the location window should appear. Choose Denver from the pull down list on the right (or whatever other location is a good fit for you) and then click on Use as Default. When you re done, you can close this window. Location I chose: Latitude of this location: Longitude of this location: 3. You re probably working on this lab during the day, but one of the cool things about planetarium software is that you don t have to look at the sky the way it is right now. Go to the left side of the screen and find the time window. Note that you can go to any time in the past or future. Play with this a little, to see what happens. Then, for right now, set the time to Jan. 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm. 4. At the bottom of the screen are several icons related to constellations. Try turning on all three of these lines labels and art. Now list four major constellations that are in the sky tonight. You can also turn on the Azimuthal Grid and list the altitude and azimuth (in degrees) of a major star in each of your constellations. (Altitude is height above the horizon and azimuth is direction, with North being 0 degrees and South being 180 degrees.) Constellation Major Star Altitude Azimuth 5. Study one of the constellations you ve picked for a few minutes to see where you would look for it in the sky, what the major stars look like, etc. Then turn off the constellation lines and art and try

3 page 24 to find it among the stars that are left. Do you think you could find this in the real sky after using? Why or why not? 6. Now go to the current time. The easiest way to do this is by clicking on the third icon from the left at the bottom of your screen. Since it s probably daylight outside, you can t see much. Use the Fast Forward button to speed up time so that the sky advances to tonight s sky. Then pause by clicking on the Play button to stop time. Look for four constellations in tonight s sky (different from those above) and repeat steps 4 and 5. If the sky is clear tonight, go out and try to find at least one of these constellations. Constellation Major Star Altitude Azimuth 7. Let s return to the time Jan. 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm, stop time here, and see what else can do. The Search icon is on the left. Open the search window and search for Rigel. What constellation is Rigel in? 8. Now search for M42. Fill in the following for M42, from the information that is display at the top left of your screen. Common Name: Altitude: Azimuth: Type of Object:

4 page You ve probably already figured out that there are various ways to move around the screen. Hit the Center on selected object icon at the bottom of your screen to see what happens. Also try clicking and dragging your screen and using the up and down arrows. Describe what happens. 10. There are also several ways to zoom in on an object in. You can use the mouse wheel on your mouse, the forward and back slash keys or the Page Up and Page Down keys. With M42 still selected, try each of these options and describe what happens below. (You click on M42 to re-select it. It s selected if it has a little box around it that s sort of pulsing.) 11. Now let s explore some other icons. Click on each of the following, describe what happens and explain what you re seeing or why it s useful: Night mode: Atmosphere: Cardinal Points: Ground:

5 page You should still have the Altazimuth Grid turned on. If not, turn it on and describe this grid in detail. How is it laid out? Where is it centered? When you use the arrow keys to move your screen, how does it move relative to this grid? 13. Now click on the Switch between Equatorial and Azimuthal mount icon. It looks like a little telescope and is at the bottom of your screen. Again, play with the arrow keys and describe what happens. Is this a useful arrangement? Why or why not? 14. Leaving your Mount as it is, turn off the Altazimuth Grid and turn on the Equatorial Grid. Describe this grid in detail. It will be helpful if you face north while you do this. How is it laid out? Where is it centered? When you use the arrow keys to move your screen, how does it move relative to this grid?

6 page Look up Local Sky coordinates and Equatorial Coordinates in your text and explain what you re seeing in the previous two steps in terms of this information. 16. One of the icons on the left side of the screen brings up the Configuration Window. Explore the various tabs in this window. A lot of this is advanced stuff that you won t need right away, but one interesting section is the Scripts Tab. Run at least two of these and describe what you see. When you re finished, hit the Stop button in the Scripts Tab. If this doesn t clear them, you can just close and re-open. It can be a bit stubborn about this.

7 page Now open the only window you haven t played with yet the Sky and Viewing Options Window. Again, you should just explore the tabs thoroughly, to see what s here. But in particular, try the following and describe what happens: Increase and decrease Light Pollution under the Sky Tab: Play with the sliders for Stars and Planets under the Sky Tab: Experiment with different landscapes under the Landscape Tab: Try and describe each of the Projections under the Markings Tab. (This will be easier to see if you zoom out quite a bit.):

8 page Choose the Starlore Tab in the Sky and Viewing Options Window and choose a culture other than Western. Describe a couple of constellations from another culture, provide one interesting fact you learned from this window about the culture and provide at least two facts you found by following one of the links offers.

9 page 30 TASK 2: SUMMARY Now that you ve had a chance to get to know and discover some of what it can do, we re going to summarize what you ve learned. Write a one paragraph advertisement for a magazine or website for, describing what it can do and why it s of use to someone like yourself. Try to sell it, and have some fun with it!

Astronomy 101 Lab: Stellarium Tutorial

Astronomy 101 Lab: Stellarium Tutorial Name: Astronomy 101 Lab: Stellarium Tutorial Please install the Stellarium software on your computer using the instructions in the procedure. If you own a laptop, please bring it to class. You will submit

More information

The Mass of Jupiter Student Guide

The Mass of Jupiter Student Guide The Mass of Jupiter Student Guide Introduction: In this lab, you will use astronomical observations of Jupiter and its satellites to measure the mass of Jupiter. We will use the program Stellarium to simulate

More information

Physics Lab #3:! Starry Night! Observations of the Sun and Moon!

Physics Lab #3:! Starry Night! Observations of the Sun and Moon! Physics 10293 Lab #3: Starry Night Observations of the Sun and Moon Introduction Today, we are going to use the Starry Night software to learn about motion of the stars, sun and moon on the celestial sphere.

More information

Physics Lab #6:! Mercury!

Physics Lab #6:! Mercury! Physics 10293 Lab #6: Mercury Introduction Today we will explore the motions in the sky of the innermost planet in our solar system: Mercury. Both Mercury and Venus were easily visible to the naked eye

More information

Star Cluster Photometry and the H-R Diagram

Star Cluster Photometry and the H-R Diagram Star Cluster Photometry and the H-R Diagram Contents Introduction Star Cluster Photometry... 1 Downloads... 1 Part 1: Measuring Star Magnitudes... 2 Part 2: Plotting the Stars on a Colour-Magnitude (H-R)

More information

Key Stage 3: Celestia Navigation Teacher s Notes

Key Stage 3: Celestia Navigation Teacher s Notes Key Stage 3: Celestia Navigation Teacher s Notes Curriculum Links: Sci7L The Solar System and Beyond, Sci9J Gravity and Space, Unit 6E Forces in action Celestia is a spaceflight simulator that allows you

More information

Astronomy 102 Lab: Stellar Parallax and Proper Motion

Astronomy 102 Lab: Stellar Parallax and Proper Motion Name: Astronomy 102 Lab: Stellar Parallax and Proper Motion If you own a laptop, please bring it to class. You will use Stellarium again. The Stellarium shortcuts you used in the first lab are on the inside

More information

SkyGlobe Planetarium

SkyGlobe Planetarium SkyGlobe Planetarium Introduction: This exercise will simulate the night sky and demonstrate a number of principles of the celestial sphere and the motions of the Earth and planets. Getting Started: 1.

More information

Student Exploration: Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

Student Exploration: Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun Name: Date: Student Exploration: Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun Vocabulary: altitude, axis, azimuth, equinox, horizon, latitude, revolution, rotation, solstice Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE

More information

Best Pair II User Guide (V1.2)

Best Pair II User Guide (V1.2) Best Pair II User Guide (V1.2) Paul Rodman (paul@ilanga.com) and Jim Burrows (burrjaw@earthlink.net) Introduction Best Pair II is a port of Jim Burrows' BestPair DOS program for Macintosh and Windows computers.

More information

Measuring the Milky Way

Measuring the Milky Way Printed: Mar/01/2013 Milky Way Lab Page MW- 13 NAME Name Group NAME Name Date Measuring the Milky Way References B Carroll and D. Ostlie, An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics (Addison-Wesley, 1996),

More information

SEEING LIKE AN ASTRONOMER grades 4 6

SEEING LIKE AN ASTRONOMER grades 4 6 SEEING LIKE AN ASTRONOMER grades 4 6 Objective Students will begin to understand the role of observation as a means of gathering scientific data and will experiment with ways of looking (with the naked

More information

COLOR MAGNITUDE DIAGRAMS

COLOR MAGNITUDE DIAGRAMS COLOR MAGNITUDE DIAGRAMS What will you learn in this Lab? This lab will introduce you to Color-Magnitude, or Hertzsprung-Russell, Diagrams: one of the most useful diagnostic tools developed in 20 th century

More information

OCN 201 LAB FALL 2003 POLYNESIAN AND WESTERN NAVIGATION

OCN 201 LAB FALL 2003 POLYNESIAN AND WESTERN NAVIGATION Name: OCN 201 LAB FALL 2003 POLYNESIAN AND WESTERN NAVIGATION INTRODUCTION People have been sailing the seas for thousands of years, during most of which time they relied on the sun and the stars to navigate

More information

Physics Lab #4: Citizen Science - The Milky Way Project

Physics Lab #4: Citizen Science - The Milky Way Project Physics 10263 Lab #4: Citizen Science - The Milky Way Project Introduction This lab is the first of several Citizen Science labs we will do together this semester as part of the zooniverse.org project

More information

CLEA/VIREO PHOTOMETRY OF THE PLEIADES

CLEA/VIREO PHOTOMETRY OF THE PLEIADES CLEA/VIREO PHOTOMETRY OF THE PLEIADES Starting up the program The computer program you will use is a realistic simulation of a UBV photometer attached to a small (diameter=0.4 meters) research telescope.

More information

Motions of the Sun Model Exploration

Motions of the Sun Model Exploration Name Date Bell Motions of the Sun Model Exploration 1. Go to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Motions of the Sun Simulator: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion3/animations/sunmotions.swf 2. This is what

More information

Galactic Rotation Activity*

Galactic Rotation Activity* Galactic Rotation Activity* Neutral hydrogen atoms (H I) consist of a single proton and a single electron. The electron and proton can spin in the same direction (parallel) or in the opposite direction

More information

SC.8.E.5.9. Summer and Winter Gizmo

SC.8.E.5.9. Summer and Winter Gizmo 8 th Grade Science Quarter 1 Recovery Packet SC.8.E.5.9 DAYS/YEARS/SEASONS Go to www.explorelearning.com and search for the Summer and Winter Gizmo. Answer the following questions: Gizmo Warm-up Summer

More information

Interacting Galaxies

Interacting Galaxies Interacting Galaxies Contents Introduction... 1 Downloads... 1 Selecting Interacting Galaxies to Observe... 2 Measuring the sizes of the Galaxies... 5 Making a Colour Image in IRIS... 8 External Resources...

More information

ASTRONOMY MERIT BADGE WORK SHEET BYU MERIT BADGE POWWOW

ASTRONOMY MERIT BADGE WORK SHEET BYU MERIT BADGE POWWOW ASTRONOMY MERIT BADGE WORK SHEET BYU MERIT BADGE POWWOW Revision July 2013 Scout s Name Instructor s Name Scout s Address City State Instructions 1) The Scout is to review the merit badge book before the

More information

Color-Magnitude Diagram Lab Manual

Color-Magnitude Diagram Lab Manual Color-Magnitude Diagram Lab Manual Due Oct. 21, 2011 1 Pre-Lab 1.1 Photometry and the Magnitude Scale The brightness of stars is represented by its value on the magnitude scale. The ancient Greek astronomer

More information

Objectives: (a) To understand how to display a spectral image both as an image and graphically.

Objectives: (a) To understand how to display a spectral image both as an image and graphically. Texas Tech University Department of Physics & Astronomy Astronomy 2401 Observational Astronomy Lab 8:- CCD Image Analysis:- Spectroscopy Objectives: There are two principle objectives for this laboratory

More information

Studying Topography, Orographic Rainfall, and Ecosystems (STORE)

Studying Topography, Orographic Rainfall, and Ecosystems (STORE) Introduction Studying Topography, Orographic Rainfall, and Ecosystems (STORE) Lesson: Using ArcGIS Explorer to Analyze the Connection between Topography, Tectonics, and Rainfall GIS-intensive Lesson This

More information

General Chemistry Lab Molecular Modeling

General Chemistry Lab Molecular Modeling PURPOSE The objectives of this experiment are PROCEDURE General Chemistry Lab Molecular Modeling To learn how to use molecular modeling software, a commonly used tool in chemical research and industry.

More information

Name: Lab Partner: Department of Physics Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA 17325

Name: Lab Partner: Department of Physics Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA 17325 Name: Lab Partner: The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter Student Manual A Manual to Accompany Software for the Introductory Astronomy Lab Exercise Edited by Lucy Kulbago, John Carroll University 11/24/2008

More information

Exploring Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Exploring Graphs of Polynomial Functions Name Period Exploring Graphs of Polynomial Functions Instructions: You will be responsible for completing this packet by the end of the period. You will have to read instructions for this activity. Please

More information

The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter

The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter Overview: During this lab session you will make use of a CLEA (Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy) computer program generously developed and supplied

More information

Indoor Lab #2: The Starry Sky

Indoor Lab #2: The Starry Sky 17 Indoor Lab #2: The Starry Sky Objectives: To tour the sky and explore the way in which it moves, using the sky simulation program Starry Night Pro. Check out the information sheet on SN first, and try

More information

Physics Lab #4:! Starry Night Student Exercises I!

Physics Lab #4:! Starry Night Student Exercises I! Physics 10293 Lab #4: Starry Night Student Exercises I Introduction For today s lab, we are going to let the Starry Night software do much of the work for us. We re going to walk through some of the sample

More information

Hubble's Law and the Age of the Universe

Hubble's Law and the Age of the Universe Hubble's Law and the Age of the Universe Procedure: Name: 1. Login into the network using your user ID and your password. 2. Double click on the Astronomy shortcuts folder on the desktop. 3. Double click

More information

Experiment 0 ~ Introduction to Statistics and Excel Tutorial. Introduction to Statistics, Error and Measurement

Experiment 0 ~ Introduction to Statistics and Excel Tutorial. Introduction to Statistics, Error and Measurement Experiment 0 ~ Introduction to Statistics and Excel Tutorial Many of you already went through the introduction to laboratory practice and excel tutorial in Physics 1011. For that reason, we aren t going

More information

Tutorial 8 Raster Data Analysis

Tutorial 8 Raster Data Analysis Objectives Tutorial 8 Raster Data Analysis This tutorial is designed to introduce you to a basic set of raster-based analyses including: 1. Displaying Digital Elevation Model (DEM) 2. Slope calculations

More information

CHEMISTRY SEMESTER ONE

CHEMISTRY SEMESTER ONE BEER-LAMBERT LAW Lab format: this lab is a remote lab activity Relationship to theory: This activity quantitatively relates the concentration of a lightabsorbing substance to the absorbance of light. LEARNING

More information

Astro Navigation (i.e. Celestial Navigation)

Astro Navigation (i.e. Celestial Navigation) Name: Partner First Name: Astro Navigation (i.e. Celestial Navigation) Over the course of human lifetimes, the stars don t appear to change positions much. We can use that in order to determine locations

More information

SkEye User Manual. A How-to guide and reference for SkEye. Harshad R J

SkEye User Manual. A How-to guide and reference for SkEye. Harshad R J 2 SkEye User Manual A How-to guide and reference for SkEye Harshad R J ii Contents Preface v 1 Introduction 1 1.1 A note about Accuracy..................... 1 1.2 Operational Modes.......................

More information

AstroBITS: Open Cluster Project

AstroBITS: Open Cluster Project AstroBITS: Open Cluster Project I. Introduction The observational data that astronomers have gathered over many years indicate that all stars form in clusters. In a cloud of hydrogen gas, laced with helium

More information

Name, Date, Period. R Θ R x R y

Name, Date, Period. R Θ R x R y Name, Date, Period Virtual Lab Vectors & Vector Operations Setup 1. Make sure your calculator is set to degrees and not radians. Sign out a laptop and power cord. Plug in the laptop and leave it plugged

More information

MiSP Astronomy - Seasons Worksheet #1 L2

MiSP Astronomy - Seasons Worksheet #1 L2 MiSP Astronomy - Seasons Worksheet #1 L2 Name Date Changing Hours of Daylight on Long Island (L 1, 2, 3) Introduction You sometimes hear people say, Days are longer in the summer and shorter in the winter.

More information

Local Coordinates. These are centered upon you, the observer.

Local Coordinates. These are centered upon you, the observer. Astronomy 30, Observing #3 Name: Lab Partners: Date: Materials: This lab, with the star chart completed from the pre-lab. Some sheets of paper for sketches. A pencil with eraser. A small flashlight, ideally

More information

Q25: Record the wavelength of each colored line according to the scale given.

Q25: Record the wavelength of each colored line according to the scale given. C. Measurement Errors and Uncertainties The term "error" signifies a deviation of the result from some "true" value. Often in science, we cannot know what the true value is, and we can only determine estimates

More information

Observing Procedure for C11 GPS

Observing Procedure for C11 GPS Observing Procedure for C11 GPS By T. W. Fuller Preparation Customize observing list You can install a list of up to 25 custom objects in the telescope database ahead of time, so that you will have them

More information

The Snowball sprite contains 2 costumes, a normal costume, and one that shows which direction the snowball is facing.

The Snowball sprite contains 2 costumes, a normal costume, and one that shows which direction the snowball is facing. Snowball Fight Introduction In this project you re going to make a game in which you have to throw snowballs at a target. You ll use the mouse pointer to angle the snowball and the spacebar to choose the

More information

INDEPENDENT PROJECT: The Spring Night Sky

INDEPENDENT PROJECT: The Spring Night Sky INDEPENDENT PROJECT: The Spring Night Sky Your Name: Today s world of clicking and surfing around on the web has probably reduced our ability to patiently, deliberately, and intensely observe. Looking

More information

( )( b + c) = ab + ac, but it can also be ( )( a) = ba + ca. Let s use the distributive property on a couple of

( )( b + c) = ab + ac, but it can also be ( )( a) = ba + ca. Let s use the distributive property on a couple of Factoring Review for Algebra II The saddest thing about not doing well in Algebra II is that almost any math teacher can tell you going into it what s going to trip you up. One of the first things they

More information

The CSC Interface to Sky in Google Earth

The CSC Interface to Sky in Google Earth The CSC Interface to Sky in Google Earth CSC Threads The CSC Interface to Sky in Google Earth 1 Table of Contents The CSC Interface to Sky in Google Earth - CSC Introduction How to access CSC data with

More information

Moving into the information age: From records to Google Earth

Moving into the information age: From records to Google Earth Moving into the information age: From records to Google Earth David R. R. Smith Psychology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hull e-mail: davidsmith.butterflies@gmail.com Introduction Many of us

More information

Alex s Guide to Word Problems and Linear Equations Following Glencoe Algebra 1

Alex s Guide to Word Problems and Linear Equations Following Glencoe Algebra 1 Alex s Guide to Word Problems and Linear Equations Following Glencoe Algebra 1 What is a linear equation? It sounds fancy, but linear equation means the same thing as a line. In other words, it s an equation

More information

Tutorial for PhET Sim Quantum Bound States

Tutorial for PhET Sim Quantum Bound States Tutorial for PhET Sim Quantum Bound States J. Mathias Weber * JILA and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder With this PhET Sim, we will explore the properties of some

More information

Starry Night Exercise Book

Starry Night Exercise Book Starry Night Exercise Book FOR USE WITH STARRY NIGHT PRO HERB KOLLER SNP-3-EB-1 Herb Koller, B.Sc. The author is an educational consultant with 33 years teaching experience, including 25 years as a high

More information

Key Questions: Where are Alaska s volcanoes? How many volcanoes are found in Alaska?

Key Questions: Where are Alaska s volcanoes? How many volcanoes are found in Alaska? Key Questions: Where are Alaska s volcanoes? How many volcanoes are found in Alaska? Unit 1 Grade levels: At a basic level, these activities are appropriate for grades 3-6; with suggested extensions for

More information

Lab Exploration #4: Solar Radiation & Temperature Part II: A More Complex Computer Model

Lab Exploration #4: Solar Radiation & Temperature Part II: A More Complex Computer Model METR 104: Our Dynamic Weather (w/lab) Lab Exploration #4: Solar Radiation & Temperature Part II: A More Complex Computer Model Dr. Dave Dempsey, Department of Earth & Climate Sciences, SFSU, Spring 2014

More information

Figure 12.1: A simple pendulum

Figure 12.1: A simple pendulum Chapter 12 A Simple Pendulum by Brian Patterson In this module you will use DIYModeling to build a simulation of a simple pendulum. The basic ideas can be extended to other types of pendulums, such as

More information

The Hubble Redshift Distance Relation

The Hubble Redshift Distance Relation The Hubble Redshift Distance Relation Student Manual A Manual to Accompany Software for the Introductory Astronomy Lab Exercise Document SM 3: Version 1 Department of Physics Gettysburg College Gettysburg,

More information

Starry Night Version 5.7 Features What s new and how to use them!

Starry Night Version 5.7 Features What s new and how to use them! Starry Night Version 5.7 Features What s new and how to use them! New Features Overview 1. Space Missions (Probe Paths) 2. 3-D Object Models 3. Advanced Telescope Control panel 4. Google Maps Integration

More information

APAS Laboratory 1 Planetary Motions PLANETARY MOTIONS

APAS Laboratory 1 Planetary Motions PLANETARY MOTIONS APAS Laboratory 1 Planetary Motions PLANETARY MOTIONS SYNOPSIS This computer exercise is intended not only to help you understand the motions of the planets around the Sun, but also to appreciate why our

More information

Displaying Latitude & Longitude Data (XY Data) in ArcGIS

Displaying Latitude & Longitude Data (XY Data) in ArcGIS Displaying Latitude & Longitude Data (XY Data) in ArcGIS Created by Barbara Parmenter and updated on 2/15/2018 If you have a table of data that has longitude and latitude, or XY coordinates, you can view

More information

Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades Student Manual

Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades Student Manual Name: Lab Partner: Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades Student Manual A Manual to Accompany Software for the Introductory Astronomy Lab Exercise Edited by Lucy Kulbago, John Carroll University 11/24/2008

More information

Unit: Planetary Science

Unit: Planetary Science Orbital Motion Kepler s Laws GETTING AN ACCOUNT: 1) go to www.explorelearning.com 2) click on Enroll in a class (top right hand area of screen). 3) Where it says Enter class Code enter the number: MLTWD2YAZH

More information

How to Make or Plot a Graph or Chart in Excel

How to Make or Plot a Graph or Chart in Excel This is a complete video tutorial on How to Make or Plot a Graph or Chart in Excel. To make complex chart like Gantt Chart, you have know the basic principles of making a chart. Though I have used Excel

More information

Changes in Seasonal Albedo with Land Cover Class

Changes in Seasonal Albedo with Land Cover Class Name: Date: Changes in Seasonal Albedo with Land Cover Class Guiding question: How does albedo change over the seasons in different land cover classes? Introduction. Now that you have completed the Introduction

More information

Exercise 7.0 THE CHANGING DIURNAL CIRCLES OF THE SUN

Exercise 7.0 THE CHANGING DIURNAL CIRCLES OF THE SUN Exercise 7.0 THE CHANGING DIURNAL CIRCLES OF THE SUN I. The Apparent Annual Motion of the Sun A star always rises and sets at the same place on the horizon and, hence, it is above the horizon for the same

More information

Student Exploration: Seasons in 3D

Student Exploration: Seasons in 3D Name: Date: Student Exploration: Seasons in 3D Vocabulary: axis, equinox, latitude, Northern Hemisphere, revolve, rotate, solar energy, solar intensity, Southern Hemisphere, summer solstice, winter solstice

More information

Day, Night & the Seasons. Lecture 2 1/15/2013

Day, Night & the Seasons. Lecture 2 1/15/2013 Day, Night & the Seasons Lecture 2 1/15/2013 Logistics The following students see me after class: Dahms, Doyle, Kavalle, Jennings, Melton, Polsky, Soriano, Augustinovich, Briggs Anyone who was not here

More information

Lesson 3-2: Solving Linear Systems Algebraically

Lesson 3-2: Solving Linear Systems Algebraically Yesterday we took our first look at solving a linear system. We learned that a linear system is two or more linear equations taken at the same time. Their solution is the point that all the lines have

More information

Boyle s Law and Charles Law Activity

Boyle s Law and Charles Law Activity Boyle s Law and Charles Law Activity Introduction: This simulation helps you to help you fully understand 2 Gas Laws: Boyle s Law and Charles Law. These laws are very simple to understand, but are also

More information

Student Instruction Sheet: Unit 3, Lesson 3. Solving Quadratic Relations

Student Instruction Sheet: Unit 3, Lesson 3. Solving Quadratic Relations Student Instruction Sheet: Unit 3, Lesson 3 Solving Quadratic Relations Suggested Time: 75 minutes What s important in this lesson: In this lesson, you will learn how to solve a variety of quadratic relations.

More information

Appendix 4 Weather. Weather Providers

Appendix 4 Weather. Weather Providers Appendix 4 Weather Using weather data in your automation solution can have many benefits. Without weather data, your home automation happens regardless of environmental conditions. Some things you can

More information

Inflatable Planetarium

Inflatable Planetarium Inflatable Planetarium The use of a planetarium can greatly excite young students about the universe around them. In addition to being cool, universe science is a standard for several grade levels. This

More information

Day, Night & the Seasons. Lecture 2 1/21/2014

Day, Night & the Seasons. Lecture 2 1/21/2014 Day, Night & the Seasons Lecture 2 1/21/2014 Logistics The following students see me after class: A. Gonzalez, Chen Anyone who was not here on first day see me after class Pin Numbers - if you have not

More information

Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades

Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades Student Manual A Manual to Accompany Software for the Introductory Astronomy Lab Exercise Document SM 2: Version 1 Department of Physics Gettysburg College Gettysburg,

More information

ESCI 121 Physical Geology

ESCI 121 Physical Geology Observing Streams & Rivers in Google Earth Dr. Jennifer L. Piatek Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences Central Connecticut State University 506 Copernicus Hall 1615 Stanley Street New Britain, CT 06050

More information

Elizabethtown Area School District

Elizabethtown Area School District Elizabethtown Area DISCOVERING THE UNIVERSE Course Number: 358 Length of Course: 18 weeks Grade Level:10-12 Elective Total Clock Hours: 120 Length of Period: 80 minutes Date Written: June 11, 2007 Periods

More information

Exercise 6: Using Burn Severity Data to Model Erosion Risk

Exercise 6: Using Burn Severity Data to Model Erosion Risk Exercise 6: Using Burn Severity Data to Model Erosion Risk Document Updated: November 2009 Software Versions: ERDAS Imagine 9.3 and ArcGIS 9.3, Microsoft Office 2007 Introduction A common use of burn severity

More information

Lab 12.1 Calorimetry. Name School Date

Lab 12.1 Calorimetry. Name School Date Name School Date Lab 12.1 Calorimetry Purpose To investigate the flow of heat between two bodies due to a difference in their temperatures. To investigate the flow of heat involved in changes in phase.

More information

AY120A,B CHEAT-SHEET FOR SPHERICAL COORDINATE TRANSFORMATION

AY120A,B CHEAT-SHEET FOR SPHERICAL COORDINATE TRANSFORMATION AY120A,B CHEAT-SHEET FOR SPHERICAL COORDINATE TRANSFORMATION Carl Heiles In our never-ending attempt to make your life easier, we present you with the quickest of quick summaries of spherical coordinate

More information

Go Learn In Space (Educational Fun with Orbiter)

Go Learn In Space (Educational Fun with Orbiter) Go Learn In Space (Educational Fun with Orbiter) by Bruce Irving bruceirvingmusic@pobox.com http://flyingsinger.blogspot.com December 15, 2005 Picture from Orbiter: International Space Station above the

More information

4th Grade Planetarium Program Howard B. Owens Science Center PRE-VISIT MATERIALS

4th Grade Planetarium Program Howard B. Owens Science Center PRE-VISIT MATERIALS Heroes of the Sky 4th Grade Planetarium Program Howard B. Owens Science Center PRE-VISIT MATERIALS Heroes of the Sky Walk through the doors of the planetarium, and the transformation is complete: you are

More information

How to Create Stream Networks using DEM and TauDEM

How to Create Stream Networks using DEM and TauDEM How to Create Stream Networks using DEM and TauDEM Take note: These procedures do not describe all steps. Knowledge of ArcGIS, DEMs, and TauDEM is required. TauDEM software ( http://hydrology.neng.usu.edu/taudem/

More information

AstronomyAstrology. A lesson on the Sun s motion through the sky

AstronomyAstrology. A lesson on the Sun s motion through the sky A lesson on the Sun s motion through the sky appropriate for ages 12 and up keywords: sun, moon, zodiac, constellations, sidereal, synodic A product of Discover the Cosmos created by Pamela L. Gay CosmoQuest.org/EducatorsZone

More information

Gravity Pre-Lab 1. Why do you need an inclined plane to measure the effects due to gravity?

Gravity Pre-Lab 1. Why do you need an inclined plane to measure the effects due to gravity? Lab Exercise: Gravity (Report) Your Name & Your Lab Partner s Name Due Date Gravity Pre-Lab 1. Why do you need an inclined plane to measure the effects due to gravity? 2. What are several advantage of

More information

Observing Asteroids. Finding Asteroids using the Asteroid Portal NEA Planner. Author: Daniel Duggan

Observing Asteroids. Finding Asteroids using the Asteroid Portal NEA Planner. Author: Daniel Duggan Finding Asteroids using the Asteroid Portal NEA Planner Author: Daniel Duggan - Faulkes Telescope Project Finding Asteroids using the Asteroid Portal NEA Planner Finding Asteroids Asteroids are awkward;

More information

Overlaying GRIB data over NOAA APT weather satellite images using OpenCPN

Overlaying GRIB data over NOAA APT weather satellite images using OpenCPN Overlaying GRIB data over NOAA APT weather satellite images using OpenCPN I receive NOAA weather satellite images which are quite useful when used alone but with GRIB wind and rain data overlaid they can

More information

Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades

Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades Photoelectric Photometry of the Pleiades Student Manual A Manual to Accompany Software for the Introductory Astronomy Lab Exercise Document SM 2: Version 0.96lab Department of Physics Gettysburg College

More information

THE SEASONS PART I: THE EARTH S ORBIT & THE SEASONS

THE SEASONS PART I: THE EARTH S ORBIT & THE SEASONS THE SEASONS To observers on earth, it appears that the earth stands still and everything else moves around it. Thus, in trying to imagine how the universe works, it made good sense to people in ancient

More information

Physics Motion Math. (Read objectives on screen.)

Physics Motion Math. (Read objectives on screen.) Physics 302 - Motion Math (Read objectives on screen.) Welcome back. When we ended the last program, your teacher gave you some motion graphs to interpret. For each section, you were to describe the motion

More information

PHY221 Lab 2 - Experiencing Acceleration: Motion with constant acceleration; Logger Pro fits to displacement-time graphs

PHY221 Lab 2 - Experiencing Acceleration: Motion with constant acceleration; Logger Pro fits to displacement-time graphs Page 1 PHY221 Lab 2 - Experiencing Acceleration: Motion with constant acceleration; Logger Pro fits to displacement-time graphs Print Your Name Print Your Partners' Names You will return this handout to

More information

Gridded Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations

Gridded Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations for Southern California, 1995-2014 User Notes authored by Beau, 11/28/2017 METADATA: Each raster file contains data for one pollutant (NO2, O3, PM2.5, and PM10) for one month of one year (1998 2009 for

More information

SeeSAR 7.1 Beginners Guide. June 2017

SeeSAR 7.1 Beginners Guide. June 2017 SeeSAR 7.1 Beginners Guide June 2017 Part 1: Basics 1 Type a pdb code and press return or Load your own protein or already existing project, or Just load molecules To begin, let s type 2zff and download

More information

Go to Click on the first animation: The north pole, observed from space

Go to  Click on the first animation: The north pole, observed from space IDS 102 The Seasons on a Planet like Earth As the Earth travels around the Sun, it moves in a giant circle 300 million kilometers across. (Well, it is actually a giant ellipse but the shape is so close

More information

The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram Our Objectives To determine the physical properties of the stars; to learn how they differ; and to understand why those differences arise We can now get around the problem

More information

Newton's 2 nd Law. . Your end results should only be interms of m

Newton's 2 nd Law. . Your end results should only be interms of m Newton's nd Law Introduction: In today's lab you will demonstrate the validity of Newton's Laws in predicting the motion of a simple mechanical system. The system that you will investigate consists of

More information

Gridded Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations for Southern California, User Notes authored by Beau MacDonald, 11/28/2017

Gridded Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations for Southern California, User Notes authored by Beau MacDonald, 11/28/2017 Gridded Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations for Southern California, 1995-2014 User Notes authored by Beau, 11/28/2017 METADATA: Each raster file contains data for one pollutant (NO2, O3, PM2.5, and PM10)

More information

Columbia University Astronomy Big Dome Telescope Start up/shut Down

Columbia University Astronomy Big Dome Telescope Start up/shut Down Columbia University Astronomy Big Dome Telescope Start up/shut Down Start Up 1. Get the Eyepieces: Go into the transit room and get any eyepieces you will need. The telescope in the big dome takes both

More information

Using a GIS to Calculate Area of Occupancy. Part 1: Creating a Shapefile Grid

Using a GIS to Calculate Area of Occupancy. Part 1: Creating a Shapefile Grid Using a GIS to Calculate Area of Occupancy Part 1: Creating a Shapefile Grid By Ryan Elliott California Natural Diversity Database, A NatureServe network program December 2008 This document describes the

More information

through any three given points if and only if these points are not collinear.

through any three given points if and only if these points are not collinear. Discover Parabola Time required 45 minutes Teaching Goals: 1. Students verify that a unique parabola with the equation y = ax + bx+ c, a 0, exists through any three given points if and only if these points

More information

Why does Earth rotate and what s the evidence? (besides watching it from space ships or satellites) Week 18 January 5, 2015

Why does Earth rotate and what s the evidence? (besides watching it from space ships or satellites) Week 18 January 5, 2015 Why does Earth rotate and what s the evidence? (besides watching it from space ships or satellites) Week 18 January 5, 2015 The sun determines our solar time everywhere on earth as Earth rotates. Can you

More information

Quick Start and Troubleshooting Guide

Quick Start and Troubleshooting Guide Quick Start and Troubleshooting Guide By RXDesign Copyright July 2003 Quick Start and Troubleshooting Guide Rev 2 Welcome... tto tthe worrl ld off tthe CAT. 1 Addendum - Quick Start Alright... it is installed!

More information

PARCC Research Simulation Task Grade 3 Reading Lesson 5: Using Context Clues for the Vocabulary EBSR

PARCC Research Simulation Task Grade 3 Reading Lesson 5: Using Context Clues for the Vocabulary EBSR PARCC Research Simulation Task Grade 3 Reading Lesson 5: Using Context Clues for the Vocabulary EBSR Rationale Goal The vocabulary evidence-based selected response will test students not only on their

More information

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Physics Department. Physics 8.01L IAP Experiment 3: Momentum and Collisions

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Physics Department. Physics 8.01L IAP Experiment 3: Momentum and Collisions MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Physics Department Physics 8.01L IAP 2011 Experiment 3: Momentum and Collisions Purpose of the Experiment: In this experiment you collide a cart with a spring that

More information