Astronomy 104, Spring 2017, Sections 5-6-7-8.
Pass/fail test will be on March 7 as planned, but regular Test 2 will have to be rescheduled.
Test 1 has now been graded.
In all classes and for all tests,
students need a new scantron # 16485,
one scantron for each class.
First Quarter: Feb. 5, Full Moon: Feb. 10,
Last Quarter: Feb. 18, New Moon: Feb. 26.
Venus , half-moon shape, sets early. As great as it ever gets!
Jupiter rises late night.
Uranus and Mars set early; these two look tiny in the telescope at this time.
1. Proxima Centauri, the closest star, has a planet.
2. Titan's (Saturn's largest moon's) rivers and channels are filled with liquid.
3. Important discovery: LIGO finally detecting gravitational waves from coalescing pair of black holes!
4. The New Horizon mission to Pluto keeps discovering surprises. Here is a list of the top ten explained.
A solar flare came inches from starting starting Word War III in 1967.
Unusual events and objects