# Astronomy Workbook

Topics: Celestial sphere, Celestial pole, Celestial coordinate system Pages: 250 (76440 words) Published: August 28, 2013
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A S T R O N O M Y 1 1 0

Chapter 1 Chapter 2

Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6

Getting Your Bearings, The Sizes of Things Math Review The Constellations Constellation List Star Maps Star Songs How Earth and Sky Work- Effects of Latitude How Earth and Sky Work -The Effect of Time Positions of the Sun, Moon, and Planets Eclipse Tables and Map History of Astronomy -Ancient Times through Galileo History Timeline Calendars and Time The Start of Modern Physics Using Equations and Formulae Illuminating Light Solar System Overview

Chapter 7

Chapter 8 Chapter 9

Chapter 10 Earth, Our Point of Reference History of Earth Chapter 11 Comparative Planetology Test 1 Review Test 2 Review Final Review

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Units- In science (and almost everywhere but the USA) use the metric system. So lengths should be in centimeters, meters, or kilometers. Time is usually in seconds. Mass would be in grams or kilograms. In astronomy there are some other unique units. These include Astronomical Unit – distance between Earth and Sun 8 11 1AU=1.496x10 km=1.496x10 m Light Year(ly), distance light travels in a year Parsec(pc) is the distance of a object whose parallax is 1 second of arc 1pc= 3.26 light years 1 pc= 206265 AU 13 1pc =3.0856x10 km 16 1pc =3.0856x10 m 3 1kpc=10 pc 6 1Mpc=10 pc 3 10 millimeter (mm)=1 meter 100 centimeters (cm)=1 meters (m 3 10 meters (m) = 1 kilometers (km) 1 mile (mi)= 1.609 km 1 mile=5280 feet 1 meter = 39.37 inches 1 inch = 0.0254 m (beware, meter is abbreviated m and mile is abbreviated mi) 1 foot = 12 inches Converting Units Converting units does not change their meaning. But, as you know from algebra class, the only things that can be done to a number without changing its value are to add 0 or to multiply by 1. To convert...

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