Astronomy 104, Fall 2015, Sections 1-2-3-4.
All class and laboratory grades are up to date, as of Nov. 23.
In all classes and for all tests,
students need a new scantron # 16485,
one scantron for each class.
Full Moon: Nov. 25, Last Quarter: Dec. 3,
New Moon: Dec. 11, First Quarter: Dec. 18.
Venus is observable before sunrise or during the day, is very bright (-4 mg) and large in the telescope.
1. The New Horizon mission to Pluto keeps discovering surprises. Here is a list of the top ten explained.
After Pluto it is targeting another KBO.
2. Philae, a space probe off the Rosetta spacecraft,
has landed on comet Churiumov-Gerasimenko, in the shade of a rock wall.
After a half a year of hybernation, it came back to life again.
An important result of the mission: Earth's water did not originate in comets.
3. The Dawn spacecraft spots two dazzling bright spots on Ceres, probably ice deposits. Looks quite striking.
Unusual events and objects
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