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ASTRONOMY





Studying the Stars and Beyond
Mr. P's Class • Room 213 • Meigs Magnet School
May 2012
INFO ABOUT GALILEOSCOPES...
First telescope drawing circa 1600.
Galileo invented many mechanical devices such as the pump and the hydrostatic balance. But perhaps his most famous invention was the telescope. Galileo made his first telescope in 1609, modeled after telescopes produced in other parts of Europe that could magnify objects three times. He created a telescope later that same year that could magnify objects twenty times. With this telescope, he was able to look at the moon, discover the four satellites of Jupiter, observe a supernova, verify the phases of Venus, and discover sunspots. His discoveries proved the Copernican system which states that the earth and other planets revolve around the sun. Prior to the Copernican system, it was held that the universe was geocentric, meaning the sun revolved around the earth. [LINK]

IMPORTANT PENCASTS, VIDEOS, & LINKS...
1 [VIDEO] [05.01.12]: VIDEO of our CLASS building and using GALILEOSCOPES...
2 [VIDEO] [05.03.12]: VIDEO of our CLASS Q & A session with Dr. Erika...
3 [VIDEO] [05.07.12]: VIDEO of our PLAY DOUGH EARTH & MOON session with Dr. Erika...
4 [VIDEO] [05.08.12]: VIDEO of our ECLIPSES session with Dr. Erika...
5 [VIDEO] [05.10.12]: VIDEO of our GALILEOSCOPES session with Dr. Erika...
6 [VIDEO] [05.14.12]: VIDEO of our TIDES lesson with Dr. Erika...
7 [LINK] STAR PARTY: May 15, 2012...
8 [PDF] STAR PARTY Information 2012...
9 [PDF] Paper Airplane Lesson...
10 [PDF] QUIZ: Galileoscopes...
11 [PDF] QUIZ: Eclipses...
12 [PDF] NOTES: Earth Facts...
13 [PDF] NOTES: Tides...
14 [PDF] QUIZ: Tides...
15 [PDF] NOTES: Constellations...
16 [PDF] QUIZ: Constellations...
17 [LINK] Rocket Day 2012...
18 [PENCAST] [05.01.12]: PENCAST of our CLASS ROCKET DAY rocket teams...
19 [PENCAST] [05.03.12]: PENCAST of our CLASS Q & A session with Dr. Erika...
20 [PENCAST] [05.07.12]: PENCAST of our PLAY DOUGH EARTH & MOON session with Dr. Erika...
21 [PENCAST] [05.08.12]: PENCAST of our ECLIPSES lesson with Dr. Erika...
22 [PENCAST] [05.14.12]: PENCAST of our TIDES lesson with Dr. Erika...
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24 [LINK] ASTRONOMY FACTS...
25 [LINK] CONSTELLATIONS...


Look at Dr. Erika's drawing of how a telescope lens works. (05.01.12)

Look at Dr. Erika's drawing of sunspots. (05.03.12)

Look at Dr. Erika's drawing of fusion. (05.03.12)

Look at Dr. Erika's drawing of the temperature range of stars. (05.03.12)

Look at Dr. Erika's drawing of the graph/scale of star brightness & color. (05.03.12)

Look at Dr. Erika's drawing of an ort cloud. (05.03.12)










Our Astrophysicist
[Dr. Erika Grundstrom]