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ASTR 207 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Black-Body Radiation, Net Force, Light Curve

Astronomy 207 September 12, 2017 MAOUYED90277 www.masteringastronomy.com What is astronomy? Astron = Star nomos = law Astronomy humanitys love story A multi-civilization endeavor We deal with objects that we do no...

Astronomy
ASTR 207
Rachid Ouyed
ASTR 207 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Solar Time, Analemma, Sidereal Time

Astronomical Time Periods 1. Sidereal day - 23h56m07s. Earth completes one rotation on its axis 2. Solar day - 24h. Sun makes one circuit around the sky 3. Sidereal month - 27.3 days. Moon completes one orbit ar...

Astronomy
ASTR 207
Denis Leahy
ASTR 207 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Gamma Ray, Adaptive Optics, Angular Distance

6.2 Telescopes 1. Light collecting area - larger collecting area = greater amount of light collected in less time 2. Angular resolution - larger telescope, better detail 3. Minimum angular separation - lim...

Astronomy
ASTR 207
Denis Leahy
ASTR 207 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Solar Wind, Giant Planet, Galilean Moons

Bound orbits Orbits in which an object goes around another object over and over again.(Gravity bounds object to object) Unbound orbit Paths that bring an object close to another object just once. Center of Mass The point a...

Astronomy
ASTR 207
Jeroen Stil
ASTR 207 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Small Solar System Body, Kuiper Belt, Asteroid Belt

Milky Way Galaxy a huge, diskshaped collection of stars we are apart of. Contains over 100 billion stars. Astronomical Unit (AU) The earths average distance from the sun, which is about 150 million km (93 million meters). ...

Astronomy
ASTR 207
Jeroen Stil
ASTR 207 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Lithosphere, Atmospheric Pressure, Convection Cell

Molecular dissociation The process by which a molecule splits into its component atoms Ions Atoms with a positive or negative electrical charge Ionization The process of stripping an electron from an atom Plasma A gas cons...

Astronomy
ASTR 207
Jeroen Stil
ASTR 209 Lecture Notes - Eugenius Warming, Ernest Rutherford, Henri Becquerel

Page 1 of 8 Astr 209, FALL 2010 Lecture 3 (Sat Oct 2)continued previously: the Sun’s luminosity (the number of energy-units the Sun radiates each second) To calculate the Sun’s luminosity, we needed to know the nu...

Astronomy
ASTR 209
Ian Lovatt
ASTR 209 Lecture Notes - Solar Time, 61 Cygni, Minute And Second Of Arc

Page 1 of 31 Astr 1101, FALL 2011 Observations of the Sun and the stars over a day (apparent DIURNAL motions) and over several months 1. apparent diurnal motion of the Sun (as seen from Calgary) ...

Astronomy
ASTR 209
Ian Lovatt
ASTR 209 Lecture Notes - Solar Wind, Frederick Reines, Gamma

Page 1 of 7 Astr 209 Lecture 3c October 2 2010 Details about the fusion of hydrogen in the Sun The 4 H → He has three stages. The nucleus of a hydrogen atom is also called a proton (p). ...

Astronomy
ASTR 209
Ian Lovatt
ASTR 209 Lecture Notes - The Moons, Coronium, Solar Flare

Page 1 of 8 Astr 209 Lecture 3d October 2 2010 The Solar Model, solar wind, sunspots, the corona The Solar Model This is a mathematical model (not a plastic scale-model to put on your desk). You start with the id...

Astronomy
ASTR 209
Ian Lovatt
ASTR 209 Lecture Notes - Neutrino Oscillation, Bruno Pontecorvo, Gamma

Page 1 of 7 Astr 209 Lecture 3c October 2 2010 Details about the fusion of hydrogen in the Sun The 4 H → He has three stages. The nucleus of a hydrogen atom is also called a proton (p). ...

Astronomy
ASTR 209
Ian Lovatt
ASTR 209 Lecture Notes - Coronium, Richard Christopher Carrington, Radiography

Page 1 of 8 Astr 209 Lecture 3d October 2 2010 The Solar Model, solar wind, sunspots, the corona The Solar Model This is a mathematical model (not a plastic scale-model to put on your desk). You start with the id...

Astronomy
ASTR 209
Ian Lovatt

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