Astronomy 104, Fall 2016, Sections 5-6-7-8.
Final test - Thursday 4:00 pm
In all classes and for all tests,
students need a new scantron # 16485,
one scantron for each class.
First Quarter: Dec. 7, Full Moon: Dec. 13,
Last Quarter: Dec. 20, New Moon: Dec. 29.
Venus , half-moon shape, sets early.
Uranus and Neptune are up all night, Mars set early;
these three 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