|WELCOME TO ASTRONOMY!
| Students must
have a scantron (#16485)
and a pencil (no pen) for each class.
(This adds up to ~25 scantrons for the whole semester.)
Click for today's look.
is up all night,
rises at 8pm, both are
visible at late night.
Neptune (7.8mg) is next to Jupiter in the sky.
Asteroids: Vesta (5.8mg) is close to Saturn, Juno (8.4mg) is close to Jupiter in the sky.
1. The DART mission
smashed into asteroid Dimorphos. See the
It successfully changed
the asteroids orbit.
2. Look at some great images taken by the James Webb infrared space telescope.
3. One of the stars we observe in the labs (during the winter), eta Geminorum, is orbited by two companion stars, one of which is surrounded by a recently discovered disk of dust.
4. The TESS satellite has found ~ 5000 exoplanet candidates, out of which 175 have been definitely confirmed.
Unusual events and objects(Students might want to ask help in how to use the coordinates, ephemerids and finder charts.)