Who created the astronomy education documents?
These documents were created by Nick Strobel for the introductory astronomy courses he teaches. They are copyrighted by Nick Strobel. This website is offered to the net as a resource in astronomy education. See my copyright notice for fair use practices. You can purchase a hardcopy version of this website!
astronomy notes chapter 1
How did early astronomers/astrologers explain the motion of the sky?
To explain all of these motions, early astronomers/astrologers needed to figure out the mechanics of the sky – they needed a model (something that could explain the motion; not necessarily a physical model, but at least something that they could write down).
What is an introductory astronomy class?
Introductory astronomy classes have the daunting task of introducing students to the wonders of the entire universe in one short course, often just one semester or one quarter long.
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What is the difference between astronomy and modern astronomy?
However, modern astronomy includes many elements of the motions and characteristics of these bodies, and the two terms are often used interchangeably today. Modern astronomers tend to fall into two fields: the theoretical and the observational.
What is the origin of modern astronomy?
the fundamental theoretical basis of modern astronomy, first demonstrated in the early 16th century by Copernicus, who showed that the earth and the other planets orbit around the sun. Cf. Ptolemaism. cosmolabe
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What is the Melbourne Observatory?
In 1887 Melbourne Observatory took part in the international “Carte du Ciel” project to chart the entire sky photographically and was assigned the region around the south celestial pole between 65 degree and 90 degree of the Astrographic Catalogue. In the 1870’s the observatory was the hub of Victoria’s meteorological service.
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Where can I find an observatory?
Many observatories are located near, or funded partially by, the Physics Department at major universities. For more information, see List of Physics Colleges. Some observatories have a science and technology center either onsite or nearby.
Why study physics or astronomy in Germany?
Today, Germany is still one of the countries leading in the discipline and there are great reasons why we believe getting your Master’s in Germany in Physics or Astronomy can significantly advance your career – in Germany or elsewhere.
Where can I do a PhD in astrophysics?
The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. You are here: PhD in Astrophysics. Together, we form one of the largest centers of astrophysical research in the world, covering every subject from planets, stars, and galaxies to cosmology.
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Where can I see the Stars in Melbourne?
The historic Old Melbourne Observatory is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and the Starry Southern Skies program offers a glance at the movements of the moon, the stars and distant planets. These night time astronomical tours see the roof of the Melbourne Observatory rotate and open up to the Australian night sky.