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Department
Astronomy
Course
ASTRON 2B03
Professor
Laura Parker
Semester
Fall

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Sep 13 – 2B03 13/09/2011 9:30:00 AM Everything is fair game – diagrams are not on the lecture skeletons. Midterm – Oct. 19  Based on lecture material, primers Journals (10%)  Mark based on regularity – do them frequently throughout the term.  Do not regurgitate; reflect.  Open - Sept. 19 Topic and partner selection – Sept. 26 rd Proposal Due Oct. 3 Earth as a basketball -> relative to a basketball, how large would the moon be? The size of a tennis ball. The dot on the .pdf sheet – the earth in relation to the sun.  Jupiter, largest planet in our s.s -> still, way smaller than the sun. ~1 million -> earths would fit into the Sun. ~900 -> Jupiters would fit into the Sun. ~50 -> moons would fit into the Earth. Distance: Earth -> Sun  McMaster to Toronto (Distance, above) o Earth to Pluto  Hamilton to Calgary  Earth -> Moon o This classroom to Sterling St. Djstance: McMaster to Toronto represents Earth to the sun, how far is the sun t
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