Solar System Formation Explain how our solar system characteristics naturally lead to the nebular theory of formation, and how the theory accounts for the differences between the terrestrial and Jovian planets and for the origin, location and nature of its minor bodies.
Week 6 Homework: Space Policy Research Paper Outline Create an outline for the research paper which is due at the end of week 7. The prompt for the Week 7 paper is: “Choose one of the following topics: The future of the commercial space industry (summarize the current goals of the major commercial space flight […]
Seasons Watch TEDx, then briefly explain why the Earth has seasons. https://ed.ted.com/lessons/reasons-for-the-seasons-rebecca-kaplan
Research Paper Create 3 page research paper topic based on a current event in astronomy. This project has two parts: A written , and a series of online discussions. Here are a few good resources for topics: Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy page (Links to an external site.) Ethan Siegel’s Starts With A Bang page (Links […]
BLACK HOLES RESEARCH BLACK HOLES, AND WRITE A 2 PAGE ESSAY ON HOW THEY ARE FORMED, WHAT DO THEY AFTER THEY ARE FORMED, ALSO ADDRESS IF THEY STAY OPEN OR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME OR DO THEY DIE OUT LIKE A STAR.
Drake Equation Essay Write an essay in Microsoft Office form .doc .docx about your own version of the Drake Equation, evaluate information from sources, uncertainties, and give meaning to your result. In the reading of Module 5 you learned about the characteristics of our solar system and how we have searched for other solar systems. […]
Project #1 Description Use the Disk Detective project to identify the disks around nearby stars where planets may be forming. Go to https://whttps://www.zooniverse.org/projects/ssilverberg/disk-detective/classify (links to an external site) (Links to an external site.) Select the “Tutorial” tab. For each potential planet host, you will press the ‘play’ button to click through a few images of […]
Astronomy in the Mayan Civilization Write an essay talking about astronomy in the mayan civilization and culture. It should also include a little bit of opinion.
Assignment 9: Chapters 17 and 18 // Due 11/12  (10 points) Short answer questions: (a) Name a galaxy besides our own that can be seen with the naked eye? (b) What do astronomers attribute the ring of the cartwheel galaxy to? (c) About how many times more luminous are powerful quasars compared to the […]
PAPER INSTRUCTIONS: What the screenshots say closely.Write about a though process and opinion based on how scientific integrity and rigor are compromised in an case from an (article, book, a long blog post, a. website, longer video, etc) The idea of this paper to teach students a little bit about how science protects itself from […]