BOLTON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER No. 2 January 2011

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "BOLTON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER No. 2 January 2011"

Transcription

1 BOLTON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER No. 2 January 2011 From the BAS Web Gallery..1 Next 2 meetings...1 Partial Eclipse...1 Scope for improvement....2 Orion the Hunter...3 It s all happening on 4 Jan...4 Crossword 1 Solution...5 Crossword Crossword 2 Clues...7 Solar System Objects...8 Next 2 Meetings 4 th January p.m. Supernova Hunting Len Adam BAS 18 th January p.m. Activity Night Show and tell and New Toys BAS Members PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ON 4 TH JANUARY A partial solar eclipse will be visible from the UK on 4 th January. The eclipse at maximum will appear as shown below. Look out for the Quadrantid Meteor Shower 4 th January 2011 Stargazing Live A series of events across the UK in January programmes/b00wnvpf Unfortunately the maximum occurs at around 08:14 and the sun will not rise until around 08:27 in Lancashire so only the latter part of the eclipse will be seen. Obviously it will require clear skies and an unobstructed view but if any observations are made at all by members positive or negative- any reports of these will be welcome for insertion into the next issue of the Newsletter. IMAGES FROM THE BAS GALLERY Find more like this on the BAS Website Ross Wilkinson Carl Stone Jupiter The Moon T Brandwood Mike Schaffel Jupiter Keith Mallalieu Moon Len Adam M42 David Ratledge Wizard Nebula Please send magazine articles /contributions to Len Adam. MEETINGS: LadyBridge Community Centre Beaumont Drive Bolton BL3 4RZ Non-members invited to drop in to meetings which are held every other Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. 2 charge per meeting or 20 annual membership. Go to to find the next meeting. There are plenty of parking spaces at the centre.

2 Ross Wilkinson led an evening workshop on setting up telescopes on Tuesday 9 th November at the BAS meeting rooms in the Ladybridge Community Centre in Bolton. The meeting room was packed to capacity including many young members who were very keen to inspect the range of different telescopes on display. Ross started the comprehensive demonstration by explaining how telescopes could have different optical structures and different types of mount and that in order to get the best out of any of these it was important to accurately align the mount with the sky and to collimate or align the optical system. Using the range of telescopes on display Ross and expert members of the BAS explained the difference between refracting and reflecting telescopes Newtonian and Catadioptric scopes and altazimuth and equatorial mounts. He then went on to discuss eyepieces how to increase or decrease effective focal length and then looked at the features of different finder scopes stressing the critical importance of accurately aligning your finder scope with the main telescope. Ross then went through a typical alignment process for equatorially mounted telescopes with hints and suggestions on choosing alignment stars and synchronisation. Ross finished with the slide below to summarise the setting up process. The audience then spent a considerable time touring the telescopes on display and getting helpful hints from experienced BAS members.

3 ORION THE HUNTER The Southern Sky at 9 p.m. on Tuesday 21 st December 2010 Orion dominates the Southern sky in December and January giving opportunities to view such objects as The Great Nebula M42 in Orion. However on the night of the 21 st December BAS meeting the almost full Moon causes considerable interference as you can see from the star chart on the right. M42 lies beneath the Belt of Orion in the sword. M42 Image from David Ratledge M42 The Great Nebula in Orion This is an outstanding object that can be seen with the naked eye but is spectacular in binoculars and small telescopes M42 is always a popular object in the winter skies. A challenge is to try and spot the trapezium which are the massive stars providing the energy to cause the nebula to glow.

4 Its all happening on January 4 th! Close conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus Uranus 0.6 degrees North of Jupiter Partial Solar Eclipse Quadrantid Meteor Shower best before dawn on the 4 th Radiant RA 15d 28m Dec +50 Bootes. BAS Meeting 7p.m. Come and find out about Supernova Hunting by amateurs 4

5 PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS ARE AVAILABLE IN PDF FORMAT IN THE MEMBERS AREA OF THE BAS WEBSITE This includes the previous crossword so if you have not done that you may wish to print the previous issue and solve it before looking at the solution below SOLUTION TO CROSSWORD 1

6 BAS CROSSWORD 2

7 CROSSWORD CLUES

8 SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS RISE AND SET TIMES January 1 st 2011 The Sun rises at 08:28 and sets at 16:01. It transits the meridian at 12:14 Mercury rises at 06:41 and sets at 14:48. It transits the meridian at 10:45 and has a Magnitude of 0.14 Venus rises at 04:21 and sets at 13:34. It transits the meridian at 08:58 and has a Magnitude of Mars rises at 09:07 and sets at 16:33. It transits the meridian at 12:49 and has a Magnitude of 1.2 Jupiter rises at 11:27 and sets at 23:05. It transits the meridian at 17:16 and has a Magnitude of Saturn rises at 00:54 and sets at 12:13. It transits the meridian at 06:34 and has a Magnitude of 0.76 Uranus rises at 11:24 and sets at 23:09. It transits the meridian at 17:17 and has a Magnitude of 5.86 Neptune rises at 10:34 and sets at 20:13. It transits the meridian at 15:24 and has a Magnitude of 7.95 Pluto rises at 07:36 and sets at 16:03. It transits the meridian at 11:50 and has a Magnitude of The Moon rises at 05:53 and sets at 13:17. It transits the meridian at 09:36 February 1 st 2011 The Sun rises at 07:57 and sets at 16:52. It transits the meridian at 12:24 Mercury rises at 07:29 and sets at 15:10. It transits the meridian at 11:20 and has a Magnitude of Venus rises at 05:11 and sets at 13:13. It transits the meridian at 09:12 and has a Magnitude of Mars rises at 08:09 and sets at 16:49. It transits the meridian at 12:29 and has a Magnitude of 1.09 Jupiter rises at 09:32 and sets at 21:34. It transits the meridian at 15:33 and has a Magnitude of Saturn rises at 22:51 and sets at 10:13. It transits the meridian at 04:34 and has a Magnitude of 0.63 Uranus rises at 09:24 and sets at 21:14. It transits the meridian at 15:19 and has a Magnitude of 5.91 Neptune rises at 08:34 and sets at 18:18. It transits the meridian at 13:26 and has a Magnitude of 7.97 Pluto rises at 05:39 and sets at 14:05. It transits the meridian at 09:52 and has a Magnitude of 14.1 The Moon rises at 06:58 and sets at 15:22. It transits the meridian at 11:06

BOLTON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER No. 7 September 2011

BOLTON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER No. 7 September 2011 BOLTON ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER No. 7 September 2011 Next Meeting Annual General Meeting Officers' reports, election of the new Committee, and renewal of annual subscriptions, plus a chance to catch

More information

The Night Sky in October, 2016

The Night Sky in October, 2016 The Night Sky in October, 2016 At the beginning of October, the Sun will rise at 07:12 BST and set at 18:45 BST. By the end of the month it will rise at 07:07 GMT and set at 16:38 GMT. So let s hope for

More information

The Atlanta Astronomy Club. Charlie Elliot Chapter. Observing 101

The Atlanta Astronomy Club. Charlie Elliot Chapter. Observing 101 The Atlanta Astronomy Club Charlie Elliot Chapter Observing 101 1 Observing 101 Dec 2010 Astro Events Target List Featured Object 2 Astro Events Tonight: Sunset at 5:29 PM Moon sets at 4:34 PM Mercury

More information

The Night Sky in August, 2018

The Night Sky in August, 2018 The Night Sky in August, 2018 An interesting bit of news this month is that 12 new moons have been found in orbit around Jupiter! This brings the total number to 79 instead of a mere 67! The new moons

More information

Contents. Part I Developing Your Skills

Contents. Part I Developing Your Skills Contents Part I Developing Your Skills 1 Accessing and Developing Your Observing Skills... 3 1.1 Stargazer or Amateur Astronomer?... 3 1.2 Perceptions and Expectations... 7 1.3 Assessing Your Skills and

More information

Griffith Observatory Field Trip Guide

Griffith Observatory Field Trip Guide To enter the Griffith Observatory you must make a reservation for a seat on a shuttle. There is a cost associated with each shuttle ticket and it is $8.00. There is no other way to enter Griffith Observatory!

More information

Planet Club. Version AUG-2005

Planet Club. Version AUG-2005 Planet Club Raleigh Astronomy Club Version 1.2 05-AUG-2005 Introduction Welcome to the RAC Planet Club! This is one of the entry-level observing clubs, but still has some challenges for more advanced observers.

More information

Dark Sky Observing Preview. BSA Troop 4 Pasadena, CA

Dark Sky Observing Preview. BSA Troop 4 Pasadena, CA Dark Sky Observing Preview BSA Troop 4 Pasadena, CA Topics Finding Dark sky Observing etiquette Observing basics Things to see Resources Finding Dark Sky To see faint objects, you want the darkest sky

More information

CONTENTS. vii. in this web service Cambridge University Press. Preface Acknowledgements. xiii xvi

CONTENTS. vii.  in this web service Cambridge University Press. Preface Acknowledgements. xiii xvi CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgements xiii xvi 1 Earth and sky 1 1.1 Planet Earth 1 1.2 The Earth s magnetosphere 6 1.3 Aurorae 8 1.4 Visually observing aurorae 10 1.5 Other methods of observing aurorae 16

More information

A. The moon B. The sun C. Jupiter D. Earth A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4. Sky Science Unit Review Konrad. Here is a selection of PAT style questions.

A. The moon B. The sun C. Jupiter D. Earth A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4. Sky Science Unit Review Konrad. Here is a selection of PAT style questions. Sky Science Unit Review Konrad Here is a selection of PAT style questions. Use the following information to answer the next question 1. 2. The source of light that allows astronimors to see Jupitor through

More information

Astronomy Club of Asheville April 2017 Sky Events

Astronomy Club of Asheville April 2017 Sky Events April 2017 Sky Events The Planets this Month page 2 April 6 th - Regulus and the Gibbous Moon page 5 April 10 th -The Full Moon Joins Jupiter and Spica page 6 Planet Highlights page 7 Moon Phases page

More information

Galileo Observing Club

Galileo Observing Club Galileo Observing Club Observing Log for Michael A. Hotka Member of the Longmont Astronomical Society I really enjoyed this observing club. I found the observations not to be trivial and have a greater

More information

The Night Sky in January, 2018

The Night Sky in January, 2018 The Night Sky in January, 2018 Welcome to another year! Now we have turned the corner and the nights are drawing out more rapidly. On January 1 st, the Sun will set at 16:01 but by January 31 st it will

More information

What's Up? 2018 December 10 to 2019 January 28. Bill Barton, FRAS

What's Up? 2018 December 10 to 2019 January 28. Bill Barton, FRAS What's Up? 2018 December 10 to 2019 January 28 Bill Barton, FRAS The Sky 21:00 Tonight The Sky 07:00 Tomorrow Inner Solar System Sun Declination decreasing until Solstice December 21, perihelion January

More information

Astronomy Club of Asheville January 2016 Sky Events

Astronomy Club of Asheville January 2016 Sky Events January 2016 Sky Events The Planets this Month - page 2 Planet Highlights - page 7 All 5 Naked-Eye Planets in the Dawn Sky - page 10 Moon Phases - page 11 Earth Reaches Perihelion on Jan. 4 - page 12 Quadrantid

More information

Astronomy Club of Asheville November 2017 Sky Events

Astronomy Club of Asheville November 2017 Sky Events November 2017 Sky Events The Planets this Month page 2 Close Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter page 7 Conjunction of Crescent Moon, Saturn & Mercury page 8 Planet Highlights page 9 Moon Phases page 12 November

More information

Astronomy Club of Asheville December 2017 Sky Events

Astronomy Club of Asheville December 2017 Sky Events December 2017 Sky Events The Planets this Month - page 2 December 13-16 Crescent Moon with Jupiter and Mars page 8 Planet Highlights - page 9 Moon Phases - page 12 December 13 th Geminid Meteor Shower

More information

Chapter 15 & 16 Science Review (PATTERNS IN THE SKY, OUR SOLAR SYSTEM)

Chapter 15 & 16 Science Review (PATTERNS IN THE SKY, OUR SOLAR SYSTEM) Chapter 15 & 16 Science Review (PATTERNS IN THE SKY, OUR SOLAR SYSTEM) The Milky Way the galaxy that contains our solar system Our solar system is a speck in the Milky Way galaxy Pluto is now considered

More information

Earth & Beyond Teacher Newsletter

Earth & Beyond Teacher Newsletter Paul Floyd s Astronomy & Space Website Earth & Beyond Teacher Newsletter www.nightskyonline.info Earth & Beyond Teaching opportunities for 2012 This special edition has been prepared to assist you with

More information

Paper Reference. Tuesday 14 June 2005 Morning Time: 2 hours

Paper Reference. Tuesday 14 June 2005 Morning Time: 2 hours Centre No. Candidate No. Paper Reference(s) 1627/01 Edexcel GCSE Astronomy Paper 01 Tuesday 14 June 2005 Morning Time: 2 hours Materials required for examination Nil Items included with question papers

More information

Astronomy Club of Asheville June 2018 Sky Events

Astronomy Club of Asheville June 2018 Sky Events June 2018 Sky Events The Planets this Month - page 2 June 14 th Dusk s Venus, Mercury and a Sliver of Moon page 5 June 27 th Conjunction of the Full Moon with Saturn page 6 Planet Highlights - page 7 Moon

More information

Astronomy wall calendar

Astronomy wall calendar to Free oad nl w o for d t n i! pr and nal use o pers The Centre for Astronomical Heritage (CfAH) is a non-profit company working to protect South Africa s astronomical heritage. Donations are always welcome,

More information

Space! Science Year 5/6B Autumn 2. Earth and Space. Session 2. Resource Pack

Space! Science Year 5/6B Autumn 2. Earth and Space. Session 2. Resource Pack Science Year 5/6B Autumn 2 Earth and Space Space! Session 2 Resource Pack Original resource copyright Hamilton Trust, who give permission for it to be adapted as wished by individual users. We refer you

More information

The Night Sky in September, 2018

The Night Sky in September, 2018 The Night Sky in September, 2018 Hello all! Welcome to the September Newsletter! September is usually recognised by astronomers as the beginning of the observing year. Here s hoping for some warm nights

More information

Spotting Scope Instruction Manual

Spotting Scope Instruction Manual Spotting Scope Instruction Manual Here are the Main Parts of Your orbitor OR7030 B A C A. Telescope Tube F E D B. Dew Shield I C. Eyepiece G D. Diagonal Mirror E. Focuser F. Mount Lock Knob H G. Aiming

More information

The Night Sky in July, 2018

The Night Sky in July, 2018 The Night Sky in July, 2018 This month s Newsletter comes from Crete! When we first arrived here on June 16 th we were treated to the sight of Jupiter in the south and a brilliant Venus close to a slender

More information

Peter Miskiw the Society expert on the History of Astronomy in Bolton has uncovered more documentation about the History of the Society

Peter Miskiw the Society expert on the History of Astronomy in Bolton has uncovered more documentation about the History of the Society THE BOLTON ASTRONOMER The monthly journal of the Bolton Astronomical Society November 2012 ISSUE No. 18 Next Meeting Researching Star Formation David Eden Liverpool John Moores University 6th November

More information

Observation Plan for the month of January Moon New 1 st Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter 17 th 24th 2 nd and 31 st (Blue Moon) 8th

Observation Plan for the month of January Moon New 1 st Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter 17 th 24th 2 nd and 31 st (Blue Moon) 8th Observation Plan for the month of January 2018 Moon New 1 st Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter 17 th 24th 2 nd and 31 st (Blue Moon) 8th Planets Planet Magnitude Comments Mercury -0.3 Rising in the SE just

More information

(All times listed are UT); Singapore Standard (Local) Time = UT + 8 h

(All times listed are UT); Singapore Standard (Local) Time = UT + 8 h SKYTRACK Diary of Astronomical Events 2011 (All times listed are UT); Singapore Standard (Local) Time = UT + 8 h January 02 15 Mercury 4º N of Moon 04 09 NEW MOOM (Partial Solar Eclipse not visible from

More information

Forthcoming NVAS Society Meetings. All meetings and observing sessions are held at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT

Forthcoming NVAS Society Meetings. All meetings and observing sessions are held at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT Nene Valley Astronomical Society Stargazer Newsletter January 2019 www.neneastro.org.uk Forthcoming NVAS Society Meetings Friday 4th January: Star Night Observing Session from 8pm onwards. To check that

More information

SKYCAL - Sky Events Calendar

SKYCAL - Sky Events Calendar SKYCAL - Sky Events Calendar Your web browser must have Javascript turned on. The following browsers have been successfully tested: Macintosh - Firefox 3.0 (Safari NOT supported) Windows - Firefox 3.0,

More information

Astronomical events in 2018

Astronomical events in 2018 La Société Guernesiaise Astronomy Section Astronomical events in 2018 as seen from Guernsey compiled by David Le Conte This year sees a very favourable opposition of Mars on 27 July and, on the same day,

More information

Library Loaner Telescope Program

Library Loaner Telescope Program St. Louis County Library in partnership with the St. Louis Astronomical Society presents Library Loaner Telescope Program Loaner Scope s 250 Eyes Quick Start User s Guide Telescopes can be complicated,

More information

First (Annual?) Cheboygan Star Party by Gordon Hansen

First (Annual?) Cheboygan Star Party by Gordon Hansen First (Annual?) Cheboygan Star Party by Gordon Hansen # $ %& ' ( & ) *+* #', -$. / 01$ 23 45& 6 7 8 9:, 2& ( 8' ; 4:, 6 ' # $%%&' ( ) * ' +, # -.. # * # - )(, # ' / (*0 1 ' Time of the Season... by Dale

More information

The Sky Perceptions of the Sky

The Sky Perceptions of the Sky The Sky Perceptions of the Sky An Observer-Centered Hemisphere Night & Day - Black & Blue - Stars & Sun Atmospheric & Astronomical Phenomena Weather, Clouds, Rainbows,... versus Sun, Moon, Stars, Planets,...

More information

LAS Meeting January 20 th

LAS Meeting January 20 th LAS Meeting January 20 th The next LAS meeting will be on Saturday, January 20 th from 4 to 7 pm at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 803 3 rd Avenue, Longmont, CO. This will be a pot luck election

More information

The Night Sky in February, 2018

The Night Sky in February, 2018 The Night Sky in February, 2018 At the beginning of this month, the Sun will rise at 07:55 and set at 16:53 GMT. By the end of the month it will be rising at 06:58 and setting at 17:47 GMT! We have had

More information

The Outer Planets (pages )

The Outer Planets (pages ) The Outer Planets (pages 720 727) Gas Giants and Pluto (page 721) Key Concept: The first four outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are much larger and more massive than Earth, and they do

More information

Class VIII Chapter 17 Stars and the Solar System Science

Class VIII Chapter 17 Stars and the Solar System Science Question 1: Which of the following is NOT a member of the solar system? (a) An asteroid (b) A satellite (c) A constellation (d) A comet (c) Constellation A constellation is not a member of the solar system.

More information

BAS - MONTHLY SKY GUIDE

BAS - MONTHLY SKY GUIDE BAS - MONTHLY SKY GUIDE April 2019 The Sun sets earlier now and so we can get some extra observing hours each evening. The outer arms of our Milky Way Galaxy now lie across the southern sky and looking

More information

John Hopkins, Editor. Index

John Hopkins, Editor. Index John Hopkins, Editor Index Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Defense Volume 13, Issue 4 October December, 2013 Amateur Astronomer Makes a Discovery, an Impact Spot on Jupiter Volume 9, Issue 4 October December,

More information

Warm Up. Think about our night sky.in your notebooks write 5 things you know that are in the night sky.

Warm Up. Think about our night sky.in your notebooks write 5 things you know that are in the night sky. Warm Up Think about our night sky.in your notebooks write 5 things you know that are in the night sky. y@ What can we see in the sky In the night sky there are many patterns and systems that may not

More information

Using the Dark Times Calendars

Using the Dark Times Calendars Using the Dark Times Calendars Purpose My main reason for creating the Dark Times Calendars was to show, in advance, the best times for deep space astronomical observing. If I want to plan a family vacation

More information

THE SOLAR SYSTEM. Ringers. The Multi Taskin Mom

THE SOLAR SYSTEM. Ringers. The Multi Taskin Mom THE SOLAR SYSTEM Ringers All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording

More information

Notes on Moon Calendar 1/21/2015

Notes on Moon Calendar 1/21/2015 Notes on Moon Calendar 1/21/2015 I used Sun and Moon data from http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/rs_oneyear.php. I chose "District of Columbia" for location, partly because that's what came up on the screen.

More information

Sky views October 2007 revised 10/8/07 (excerpted from Astronomy magazine, 10/2007 issue) by Barbara Wiese

Sky views October 2007 revised 10/8/07 (excerpted from Astronomy magazine, 10/2007 issue) by Barbara Wiese Sky views October 2007 revised 10/8/07 (excerpted from Astronomy magazine, 10/2007 issue) by Barbara Wiese Monthly Overview - Views by Date Definitions Overview Viewing Notes Jupiter in Ophiuchus Neptune

More information

The Night Sky in May, 2017

The Night Sky in May, 2017 The Night Sky in May, 2017 The dominating object in the sky this month is the planet Jupiter. It was at opposition on April 7 th when it was on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun and was at its

More information

ADAS Guide to Telescope Instrumentation and Operation. Produced by Members of the Society, April 2014

ADAS Guide to Telescope Instrumentation and Operation. Produced by Members of the Society, April 2014 ADAS Guide to Telescope Instrumentation and Operation Produced by Members of the Society, April 2014 1 Introduction The ADAS authors hope that this guide will prove useful and ask you to provide a feedback

More information

Alamogordo Astronomy A News Letter for Astronomy in Southern New Mexico

Alamogordo Astronomy A News Letter for Astronomy in Southern New Mexico Alamogordo Astronomy News Letter Alamogordo Astronomy A News Letter for Astronomy in Southern New Mexico January 2012 Volume 1, Issue 1 On The Internet http://www.zianet.com/aacwp Amateur Astronomers Group

More information

Chapter 8 MOONS, RINGS, AND PLUTO Small Worlds Among Giants

Chapter 8 MOONS, RINGS, AND PLUTO Small Worlds Among Giants Chapter 8 MOONS, RINGS, AND PLUTO Small Worlds Among Giants 8.1 THE RINGS AND MOONS OF SATURN Figure 65 shows the rings and moons when Titan is sufficiently close to Saturn to be included in the field.

More information

TABLE OF CONTENTS. click one to go to that page, or just go on. What is the Solar System? Neptune (Pluto) The Sun. Asteroids. Mercury.

TABLE OF CONTENTS. click one to go to that page, or just go on. What is the Solar System? Neptune (Pluto) The Sun. Asteroids. Mercury. The Solar System TABLE OF CONTENTS click one to go to that page, or just go on. What is the Solar System? The Sun Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune (Pluto) Asteroids Meteors and Meteorites

More information

Yes, inner planets tend to be and outer planets tend to be.

Yes, inner planets tend to be and outer planets tend to be. 1. Planet Density Make some general comments about inner and outer planets density Inner Planets Density Outer Planets Density Is there a pattern or a trend in planet density? Yes, inner planets tend to

More information

Motions in the Sky. Stars Planets Sun Moon. Photos - APOD. Motions in the Sky - I. Intro to Solar System

Motions in the Sky. Stars Planets Sun Moon. Photos - APOD. Motions in the Sky - I. Intro to Solar System Motions in the Sky Stars Planets Sun Moon Photos - APOD 1 STARS: background for motion of other objects patterns - constellations zodiac: special set of constellations trace the apparent path of the Sun

More information

Astronomy Study Guide Answer Key

Astronomy Study Guide Answer Key Astronomy Study Guide Answer Key Section 1: The Universe 1. Cosmology is the study of how the universe is arranged. 2. Identify the type of cosmology a. The sun is the center of the Universe Heliocentric

More information

The Night Sky in June, 2017

The Night Sky in June, 2017 The Night Sky in June, 2017 We have recently returned from a very enjoyable holiday in Northumberland. One of the highlights was a visit to the Kielder Observatory which is located near Kielder village

More information

Paper Reference. Paper Reference(s) 1627/01 Edexcel GCSE Astronomy Paper 01. Friday 15 May 2009 Morning Time: 2 hours

Paper Reference. Paper Reference(s) 1627/01 Edexcel GCSE Astronomy Paper 01. Friday 15 May 2009 Morning Time: 2 hours Centre No. Candidate No. Paper Reference(s) 1627/01 Edexcel GCSE Astronomy Paper 01 Friday 15 May 2009 Morning Time: 2 hours Materials required for examination Calculator Items included with question papers

More information

The Sun s center is much hotter than the surface. The Sun looks large and bright in the sky. Other stars look much smaller.

The Sun s center is much hotter than the surface. The Sun looks large and bright in the sky. Other stars look much smaller. The Sun A star is a huge ball of hot, glowing gases. The Sun is a star. The width of the Sun is equal to the width of 100 Earths placed side by side. The Sun is extremely hot. The surface of the Sun has

More information

Astronomy Club of Asheville February 2018 Sky Events

Astronomy Club of Asheville February 2018 Sky Events February 2018 Sky Events The Planets this Month page 2 The Gibbous Moon Joins Jupiter, Mars and Antares page 7 A Crescent Moon Pairs with Venus page 8 Conjunction of Near Full Moon with Regulus page 9

More information

LEVEL 7. for EARTH SCIENCE

LEVEL 7. for EARTH SCIENCE LEVEL 7 for EARTH SCIENCE Table of Contents Historic Firsts... 1 Gems from the Earth... 2 Nature s Soil Builder... 4 Nature s Movers and Shapers... 6 Volcanic Eruptions... 8 Telling Earth s History...

More information

Sky at Night. The Moore Winter Marathon - Observing Form. (Naked Eye/Binocular, items 1-25)

Sky at Night. The Moore Winter Marathon - Observing Form. (Naked Eye/Binocular, items 1-25) The Moore Winter Marathon - Observing Form (Naked Eye/Binocular, items 1-25) Thanks for taking part in the Sky at Night s Winter Moore Marathon challenge. We would like you to tell us which of our selected

More information

IO March The Newsletter of the Eugene Astronomical Society EAS. Next Meeting: Thursday, March 16. PO Box 7264 Springfield, OR 97475

IO March The Newsletter of the Eugene Astronomical Society EAS. Next Meeting: Thursday, March 16. PO Box 7264 Springfield, OR 97475 IO March 2017 The Newsletter of the Eugene Astronomical Society PO Box 7264 Springfield, OR 97475 Next Meeting: Thursday, March 16 Optics workshop At this month's EAS meeting, John Walley will discuss

More information

1. Cosmology is the study of. a. The sun is the center of the Universe. b. The Earth is the center of the Universe

1. Cosmology is the study of. a. The sun is the center of the Universe. b. The Earth is the center of the Universe Section 1: The Universe 1. Cosmology is the study of. 2. Identify the type of cosmology a. The sun is the center of the Universe b. The Earth is the center of the Universe 3. The two most abundant gases

More information

How to use your astronomical telescope for the first time.

How to use your astronomical telescope for the first time. How to use your astronomical telescope for the first time. A quick guide to setting up and using your telescope for the first time. There are 10 pages in this section which cover a variety of topics to

More information

Mini 4-H. Developed by Area VII Extension Youth Educators Draft Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Mini 4-H. Developed by Area VII Extension Youth Educators Draft Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service & Mini 4-H Developed by Area VII Extension Youth Educators Draft Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Mini 4-Her's Page a special to Mini 4-H! are now a of the 4-H family. You Mini have lots

More information

2018 Retrospective As the rest of Phil s Scribblings, this is now written in Word and exported to PDF.

2018 Retrospective As the rest of Phil s Scribblings, this is now written in Word and exported to PDF. 2018 Retrospective As the rest of Phil s Scribblings, this is now written in Word and exported to PDF. Annual Summary This will be completed at the end of the year. May In the United Kingdom, even in the

More information

Astronomical Events 2019 (edited somewhat) from:

Astronomical Events 2019 (edited somewhat) from: Astronomical Events 2019 (edited somewhat) from: http://astropixels.com/ephemeris/astrocal/astrocal2019gmt.html January Note: Time column is UT, subtract 5 hours for local EST, 4 hours for DST Jan 1 to

More information

ASTRONOMY Merit Badge Requirements

ASTRONOMY Merit Badge Requirements ASTRONOMY Merit Badge Requirements 1) Do the following: A) Sketch the face of the moon, indicating on it the locations of at least five seas and five craters. B) Within a single week, sketch the position

More information

Report 1. Mita Tembe 4 February I. Introduction. Methods and Observations. m = f t f e (1)

Report 1. Mita Tembe 4 February I. Introduction. Methods and Observations. m = f t f e (1) Report 1 Mita Tembe 4 February 2014 I. Introduction Telescopes are the most integral tool for the astronomer. This lab explores this tool and the techniques used by astronomers in order to conduct observations

More information

Jovian Planet Properties

Jovian Planet Properties The Outer Planets Jovian Planet Properties Jovian Planet Properties Compared to the terrestrial planets, the Jovians: are much larger & more massive are composed mostly of Hydrogen, Helium, & Hydrogen

More information

NOVEMBER SKY CHARTS. E V E N I N G SKY M ID NO V EMB E R at 21 h 0 0 ( SO U TH DOWN)

NOVEMBER SKY CHARTS. E V E N I N G SKY M ID NO V EMB E R at 21 h 0 0 ( SO U TH DOWN) NOVEMBER 2017 1. SKY CHARTS E V E N I N G SKY M ID NO V EMB E R at 21 h 0 0 ( NO R TH DO WN) E V E N I N G SKY M ID NO V EMB E R at 21 h 0 0 ( SO U TH DOWN) 1 PLEASE NOTE: All events predicted below are

More information

CADAS Night Sky February

CADAS Night Sky February CADAS Night Sky 2017- February Moon Phases Sunrise Sunset Venus Set First Quarter 4 th Full Moon 11 th Last Quarter 18 th New Moon 26 th 1 st 7:48am 10 th 7:33am 20 th 7:14am 28 th 6:57am 1 st 5:02pm 10

More information

Solar System Test Review

Solar System Test Review Solar System Test Review There are several planets in the solar system. What do all of these planets have in common? A.They all orbit the Sun. B. They are all close to the Moon. C.They are all called Earth.

More information

Merrillville Community Planetarium Kindergarten to Fifth Grade Programs By Gregg L. Williams February 1, 1983 Revised April 10, 2014

Merrillville Community Planetarium Kindergarten to Fifth Grade Programs By Gregg L. Williams February 1, 1983 Revised April 10, 2014 Kindergarten to Fifth Grade Programs By Gregg L. Williams February 1, 1983 Revised April 10, 2014 Listed below is the curriculum for the planetarium at each elementary grade level. The elementary program

More information

1UNIT. The Universe. What do you remember? Key language. Content objectives

1UNIT. The Universe. What do you remember? Key language. Content objectives 1UNIT The Universe What do you remember? What are the points of light in this photo? What is the difference between a star and a planet? a moon and a comet? Content objectives In this unit, you will Learn

More information

Solar System Test - Grade 5

Solar System Test - Grade 5 Solar System Test - Grade 5 Multiple Choice Directions: Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Write this answer on your answer document. 1. The tilt of Earth s

More information

Instructions Manual Zoomion Apollo 80

Instructions Manual Zoomion Apollo 80 Instructions Manual Zoomion Apollo 80 English version 7.2015 Rev A 1 The Zoomion Apollo 80 Figure 1. Parts description. Congratulations on the purchase of the new Zoomion Apollo 80. This telescope will

More information

Solar wind is the name for the radiation that is emitted from the sun - even though it is just energy, it is strong enough to 'push' objects

Solar wind is the name for the radiation that is emitted from the sun - even though it is just energy, it is strong enough to 'push' objects I can explain and demonstrate that the Sun and stars are the sources of light in our universe and that the Moon, planets, their moons, comets and asteroids are seen by reflecting that light. Emit vs. Reflect

More information

Across the Universe. By Gabrielle Sierra

Across the Universe. By Gabrielle Sierra Across the Universe By Gabrielle Sierra Our universe is an amazing place. Since prehistoric days, inquisitive minds have been wondering about the celestial objects that surround our planet, and today scientists

More information

Asteroids, Comets and NEOs. (Answers) Solar System Impacts. Author: Sarah Roberts

Asteroids, Comets and NEOs. (Answers) Solar System Impacts. Author: Sarah Roberts Asteroids, Comets and NEOs (Answers) Author: Sarah Roberts Asteroids, Comets and NEOs - Impact craters on the Earth 1. Using the data given below for real impact craters on the Earth, investigate the effect

More information

Astronomy Club of Asheville July 2018 Sky Events

Astronomy Club of Asheville July 2018 Sky Events July 2018 Sky Events The Planets this Month page 2 July 9 th - Conjunction of Venus and Regulus page 4 July 14 th - Crescent Moon Meets Mercury and Venus page 5 July 24 th - Moon, Saturn and a Teapot page

More information

Paper Reference. Tuesday 12 June 2007 Morning Time: 2 hours

Paper Reference. Tuesday 12 June 2007 Morning Time: 2 hours Centre No. Candidate No. Paper Reference(s) 1627/01 Edexcel GCSE Astronomy Paper 01 Tuesday 12 June 2007 Morning Time: 2 hours Materials required for examination Nil Items included with question papers

More information

Beginners Guide To Astronomy READ ONLINE

Beginners Guide To Astronomy READ ONLINE Beginners Guide To Astronomy READ ONLINE If you are searched for a ebook Beginners guide to astronomy in pdf format, then you have come on to loyal website. We presented complete option of this ebook in

More information

Telescopes come in three basic styles

Telescopes come in three basic styles Telescopes come in three basic styles Refracting telescopes use lenses Refractors are either achromatic (some color distortion) or apochromatic (very little if any color distortion). Apo refractors use

More information

Boy Scout Badge Workshop ASTRONOMY

Boy Scout Badge Workshop ASTRONOMY Boy Scout Badge Workshop ASTRONOMY Welcome to the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium! During this workshop, you will explore the museum, see a show in the planetarium, and try out some other

More information

Friday April 21, :30 MDT (7:30 pm) All TAAS and other new and not so new astronomers are invited. Ursa Major. Photo Courtesy of Naoyuki Kurita

Friday April 21, :30 MDT (7:30 pm) All TAAS and other new and not so new astronomers are invited. Ursa Major. Photo Courtesy of Naoyuki Kurita TAAS Fabulous Fifty Friday April 21, 2017 19:30 MDT (7:30 pm) Ursa Major Photo Courtesy of Naoyuki Kurita All TAAS and other new and not so new astronomers are invited Evening Events 7:30 pm Meet inside

More information

STANDARD. S6E1 d. Explain the motion of objects in the day/night sky in terms of relative position.

STANDARD. S6E1 d. Explain the motion of objects in the day/night sky in terms of relative position. STANDARD S6E1 d. Explain the motion of objects in the day/night sky in terms of relative position. S6E2 b. Explain the alignment of the earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses. c. Relate the

More information

THE MOON. G. Iafrate (a), M. Ramella (a) e V. Bologna (b) (a) INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (b)

THE MOON. G. Iafrate (a), M. Ramella (a) e V. Bologna (b) (a) INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (b) THE MOON G. Iafrate (a), M. Ramella (a) e V. Bologna (b) (a) INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (b) Istituto Comprensivo S. Giovanni Sc. Sec. di primo grado M. Codermatz" - Trieste Information

More information

Year 5-6 Teachers Notes

Year 5-6 Teachers Notes Year 5-6 Teachers Notes Use the following words Fourteen, Jupiter, Iron, Red, Gas, Mars, Life, Earth, Milky way, Eight, Billions, Mercury, Earth, sixth, 730, Rings, Uranus, Neptune, Side, Sun, Roman, Twin,

More information

The Night Sky in June, 2018

The Night Sky in June, 2018 The Night Sky in June, 2018 June is not a good month for stargazing for many people since the sky never goes completely dark. The middle of the month will be the best time for observing since there will

More information

Ch 23 Touring Our Solar System 23.1 The Solar System 23.2 The Terrestrial Planet 23.3 The Outer Planets 23.4 Minor Members of the Solar System

Ch 23 Touring Our Solar System 23.1 The Solar System 23.2 The Terrestrial Planet 23.3 The Outer Planets 23.4 Minor Members of the Solar System Ch 23 Touring Our Solar System 23.1 The Solar System 23.2 The Terrestrial Planet 23.3 The Outer Planets 23.4 Minor Members of the Solar System Ch 23.1 The Solar System Terrestrial planets- Small Rocky

More information

Astronomy 110 Section 1 2 / 01/ Extra Credit

Astronomy 110 Section 1 2 / 01/ Extra Credit Astronomy 110 Section 1 2 / 01/ 2012 Extra Credit Extra credit is available for students in section 1 (8:30-9:20am) of Astronomy 110 who choose to complete the attached exercises. The extra credit is worth

More information

BAS - MONTHLY SKY GUIDE

BAS - MONTHLY SKY GUIDE BAS - MONTHLY SKY GUIDE January 2018 January is often a challenging month for Brisbane astronomers as clouds and storms are common and finding a clear night is a rare event. However, an interesting region

More information

June 2016 E-Newsletter of the Sonoma County Astronomical Society

June 2016 E-Newsletter of the Sonoma County Astronomical Society June 2016 E-Newsletter of the Sonoma County Astronomical Society 501(c)(3) Scientific and Charitable Organization Established in 1974 Hello members and friends, Thanks to all who attended my presentation

More information

GTAS 2016 Event Planning Calendar

GTAS 2016 Event Planning Calendar GTAS 0 Event Planning Calendar This calendar is a PDF print of NASA's SkyCal for 0 with text added for events with Nitro PDF Creator (Reader ), a free program. The official copy is maintained by Bob Moler

More information

WHAT'S UP THIS MONTH JANUARY 2019

WHAT'S UP THIS MONTH JANUARY 2019 WHAT'S UP THIS MONTH JANUARY 2019 THESE PAGES ARE INTENDED TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY AROUND THE SKY The chart above shows the night sky as it appears on 15 th January at 21:00 (9 o clock) in the evening

More information

Sky at Night. The Moore Winter Marathon - Observing Form. (Telescopic Targets, items 26-50)

Sky at Night. The Moore Winter Marathon - Observing Form. (Telescopic Targets, items 26-50) The Moore Winter Marathon - Observing Form (Telescopic Targets, items 26-50) Thanks for taking part in the Sky at Night s Winter Moore Marathon challenge. We would like you to tell us which of our selected

More information

Winter Messier List Observing Club

Winter Messier List Observing Club Winter Messier List Observing Club Raleigh Astronomy Club Version 1.1 24 November 2012 Introduction Welcome to the Winter Messier List Observing Club. The objects on this list represent many of the most

More information

Solar System Scoot. At the end of the game, collect all of the question cards and review the answers with the class.

Solar System Scoot. At the end of the game, collect all of the question cards and review the answers with the class. Scoot Objective: Materials: Preparation: This game will give students an opportunity to review basic solar system facts. Grid Worksheet (one per student) Scoot Question Cards (one per desk) Place a Scoot

More information

The Night Sky in November, 2017

The Night Sky in November, 2017 The Night Sky in November, 2017 Several people contacted me in October to thank me for explaining the Harvest Moon, Hunter s Moon and a Blue Moon. If any of you have any questions you would like to ask

More information

INSIDE LAB 9: Classification of Stars and Other Celestial Objects

INSIDE LAB 9: Classification of Stars and Other Celestial Objects INSIDE LAB 9: Classification of Stars and Other Celestial Objects OBJECTIVE: To become familiar with the classification of stars by spectral type, and the classification of celestial objects such as galaxies.

More information