Astronomy 104, July 2017, Sections 1-2.
In all classes and for all tests,
students need a new scantron # 16485,
one scantron for each class.
The Sun is very quiet now.
First Quarter: May 2, Full Moon: May 10,
Last Quarter: May 18, New Moon: May 25.
Venus is a large, narrow sickle, visible before sunrise or during the day.
Jupiter is up all night, Saturn rises at 11 pm.
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.
The event of the century: total solar eclipse on Aug 21 in the U.S. !!!
Here is an RV guide - where to go?
Unusual events and objects(Students might want to ask help in how to use the coordinates, ephemerids and finder charts.)
Look up 'Observable comets', there are three 6-7mg comets in the evening sky!