About Lab 1

Science 122


About Lab 1 Astronomical Observations

This lab has several options. Some of them involve making observations of heavenly bodies or using astronomical data.

One of the options involves a field trip either actual or virtual. This should be to a site that has something to do with astronomy.

You will need to read it carefully in order to decide which option you will choose.

There are instructions for making an astrolabe which can help you to measure the location of heavenly objects.

You may choose to track the sun's height at noon, observe the relationship between the phase of the moon and its rising/setting time, chart the movement of a planet against the celestial sphere, or visit the planeterium.

You may also choose to design your own astronomical experiment, with the consent of the instructor.

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