Viewing Your Sky – Hour-by-hour
A Starry Night Experience
10.Check to see that the location is set to Boston or Lowell MA
12.Under the Labels menu, click on Planets-Moons and Stars.
13.Change the Zoom (top right) back and forth until you understand how the display works.
17.Change the time from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, and so on.
18.Make a copy of your sketch and indicate how each of the objects moves over the course of the night. Indicate both the direction and the speed.
19.Now keep the time set at 8:00 pm and change the date one day at a time to see how the sky will change over the next month.
20.Make a copy of your original sketch and indicate how each of the objects moves over the course of the month. Indicate both the direction and the speed. Note any new planets that appear and or objects that disappear.
21.Next keep the time at 8:00 pm and the day set at today’s date. Move your location to Miami Florida. 22.Make a copy of your original sketch and indicate how the position of the objects changes. Note any new planets and other objects that appear or disappear.
23.Attend a night lab session.
24.Night observing sessions will be the next four Monday through Thursday evenings after your scheduled lab time, weather permitting.
25.At a night lab session:
Preparing your lab report
26.After attending night lab prepare a lab report using the four sketches you made in class and the answers to the five questions below.
28.You must upload your lab report and complete your post lab quiz within 14 days of your assigned lab time.