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Online Textbook "Astronomy"

Date

1st Semester

In Class Activity
Homework
12/15/17

1. Overhead Spectrums and Filters - Defining a filter

Greenbank Radio Telescope - Infrared Light

2. Exploring the World in Infrared - Explore the following websites and fill in the form with your observations.

Seeing our world in a different light

Infrared Zoo Gallery

IR Portraits

2. At end of class complete the check-in about filters

Look for the Winter Circle in the sky
12/13/17

1. Quiz - wavelength, frequency, energy equations

2. Finish EM Models

Seeing the Whole Symphony

Mutliwavelegth Astronomy Website Assignment pdf worddoc (Due 12/15/17)

Look for the Winter Circle in the sky

12/11/17

EM Models

EM Quiz next class - EM order, energy frequency wavelength equations

Mutliwavelegth Astronomy Website Assignment pdf worddoc (Due 12/15/17)

Look for the Winter Circle in the sky

12/7/17 Frequency and Wavelength - Comparing Light - magnetic field, Allocation posters, questions/problems
Sign up for SKynet Account
Take IDATA Interest Survey

Mutliwavelegth Astronomy Website Assignment pdf worddoc (Due 12/15/17)

Look for the Winter Circle in the sky

12/4/17 The Story of Light; Winter circle in the planetarium

Mutliwavelegth Astronomy Website Assignment pdf worddoc (Due 12/15/17)

Look for the Winter Circle in the sky

11/30/17

Telescope Gallery Walk

Electromagnetic Spectrum Story

Mutliwavelegth Astronomy Website Assignment pdf worddoc (Due 12/15/17)
11/28/17

Introduction to Electromagnetic Spectrum

Exploring different types of light (radio, optical, infrared, microwave)

Mutliwavelegth Astronomy Website Assignment pdf worddoc (Due 12/15/17)
11/21/17

1. Email me your infographic in pdf or a pic extension (jpeg, png, etc). I'll print them in color. If you made a model put it in the office for safe keeping. We will look at them the Thursday of the week after Thanksgiving.

2. If you have your parental/guardian consent form, please leave it on my desk.

3. We have looked at large telescopes and many of you have found out something about how they were built. Often, the things being built are things that have never been built before. Trial and Error becomes very important. One of the areas where we see a lot of this is in space exploration. Often these space ships and satellites are one of a kind. The first Apollo Missions to the moon were like that. The first were the Mercury missions where we just had one astronaut go up and we were trying to see if we could even get a man into space. Then came the Gemini missions, where two flew and we tried to have two ships dock in space. Finally there were the Apollo missions that carried three astronauts to the moon, where two went down to the moon's surface in a lander while one stayed with the ship and circled the moon. Making the moon lander was a huge experiment. The episode Spider, from the series From the Earth to the Moon, tells the story of the designing and building of this space ship. As you watch this in class, think about the steps you have to go through to make something "new" and the frustrations and triumphs you would go through.

No Homework - Enjoy Thanksgiving
11/13/17 Work Day - Large Telescope Project

Telescope Project

Watch the moon - what it looks like, where in the sky you see it and what time you see it

11/9/17

Large Telescope Project

Work Day - JS9 or Telescope Project

Telescope Project
11/7/17

Imaging Processing JS9 Introduction

Instructions - Images

Return consent forms
11/3/17 Comparing your eye to a telescope
Return consent forms
10/30/17

Learning to use a telescope; f ratio worksheet; Comparing your eye to a telescope

Return consent forms
10/26/17

Learning to use a telescope

f ratio worksheet

Return consent forms
10/24/17

F Box - focal length, f ratio

MicroObservatory

Read Introduction in our online textbook
10/20/17 BLAST - The true story of astronomers using high alitude balloons to explore the Universe

Read Introduction in our online textbook

Extra Credit - Go to the TCN talk with Female Scientists from Plants to Planets Thursday 10/26 5-7pm 200 E Randolph 66th Floor; Write a reflection of your experience for extra credit

10/17/17 Lenses, Mirrors and Light; APOD-post your favorite apod in the comments section of our goggle classroom/explain why you like it Read the Introduction to our online Astronomy text
10/13/17 Telescope Round Robin; CCD Images Finish CCD picture
10/11/17 Finish Constellation Presentations in Planetarium; View "Two Small Pieces of Glass" in planetarium; Telescope Quiz; APOD Share an APOD image in comments of Google Classroom page
10/6/17

Planetarium Constellation Presentations

3rd - Cancer, Virgo, Lyra, Draco, Sagittarius, Andromeda

4th - Taurus, Hydra, Auriga, Eridanus, Hercules, Leo, Scorpius


Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart
10/3/17

Planetarium Constellation Presentations

3rd - Pisces, Cassiopeia, Orion, Hydra, Cancer

4th - Pegasus, Gemini, Aquarius, Cassiopeia, Taurus, Hydra

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart
9/27/17 1. Magnitude Parsec Parallax Quiz
2. Work Day Constellation Project
3. Planetarium practice

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

9/21/17 Constellation Quiz - if you are absent, just make it up next class
Work Day: Research constellation project; Magnitude / Parallax / Parsec

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

Practice for Magnitude/Parsec quiz

9/18/17 Work day for constellation project; Class talk about parallax and the parsec; Planetarium - 3rd: Spring, 4th: Summer; Fall constellation practice; constellation project research; magnitude worksheet; Parallax and parsec worksheet

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

Practice fall constellations for quiz next class

9/14/17

Work day for Constellation Project;

Magnitude practice

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

Practice fall constellations for quiz - Thursday 9/ 21/17

9/12/17 Cassini's Grand Finale; Magnitude; Work Day Constellation Project - Description, Responsibilty/Rubric

Finish Magnitude practice wksht

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

9/8/17

Planetarium - Identifying contellations & stars - Summer Triangle (Lyra & Vega; Cygnus & Deneb; Aquila & Altair); Ursa Major; Ursa Minor; Cassiopeia; Pegasus; Andromeda

Constellation Project - Description; Rubric - Responsibility List; Resource Links; Planetarium Practice - Remote Instructions - Key Commands

Look for the fall constellations in the sky and on your star chart

Work on Constellation Planetarium Project - Due Oct 4, 6 & 11. Reflection due class after presentation.

Read article "A Quick Spin Around the Big Dipper" (To see the article, you might need this login name: walterpayton@nautil.us)

9/6/17

Intro

Scavenger Hunt; Student Survey; Map; Black Box; Book (A Walk Through the Heavens); Starchart (holder, only stars, constellations)

Solar Storm may give us Northern Lights tonight

Finish Survey; Have a completed starchart for next class

9/5/2017

Intro

Introduction; Expectations; Planetarium

Student Survey (you have to be logged into Google with your CPS email);

Horizon Picture - Choose your best view of the sky; Draw what you see in the sky; Make note of the direction, time of day, sky condition, and landmarks

     

 

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