All you have to do is answer the first two pages with vocabulary and definitions, the second part is viewing images and answering the questions about them and last is with mathematics . I will upload all images in order of the assignment. For example: image 1 will be (milkyway in Infrared ) etc. once again if a problem on the assessment is too difficult it is ok to leave it blank. Also the images that i have uploaded are there just to help, Thankyou .
This lab exercise will be a research paper of sorts. It does not need to be super formal, but it does need to look clean and read well. File submission must be a PDF document.
For full credit:
1.) Cover at least 2 different Moon formation theories you discover in the textbook or from other reputable sources. (If you have a question about a source, feel free to ask me before you use it.)
2.) Use correct grammar and complete sentences. You are at a university after all.
3.) Describe in detail the theory and how it explains why the Moon is the way it is today.
4.) Describe the history of each theory. (ex: when/where did it originate, how prominent was/is it, etc…)
5.) Highlight the strengths of each theory. (Really try to convince me it is right in this section.)
6.) Highlight the shortcomings of each theory. (Really try to discredit it here.)
7.) Conclude in a summary which of the two theories you discussed is more likely true in your opinion and why you came to this opinion.
8.) Provide a list of sources you used. At least one source for each theory must be linked to a university or research institute (like NASA).
Ch. 1 Introduction – Astronomy | OpenStax
What is expected for this assignment?
For credit each week, you will be graded on your participation in a “Discussions” forum where you will start threads and/or reply to discussions already started. Your discussion choices can be related to anything focused on Astronomy and/or planetary exploration. Here are some examples of the most popular types of posts:
Current events in the news that are related to astronomy and/or planetary exploration
A documentary that you watched about astronomy or planetary exploration
A topic that was brought up in the textbook or in lecture.
You can discuss anything you wish to discuss, so long as you choose topics that are focused on Astronomy, particularly the study of our solar system or other solar systems. If you want to make sure that you’ve chosen a topic that will count for credit, you can check with me before posting.
DON’T FORGET – YOUR INSTRUCTOR READS ALL OF THE POSTS
How will this assignment be graded? What are the criteria for grading it?
If you scroll down, you’ll see a clickable link called “Discussion Guidelines and Rubric”. Please click that link and read the linked PDF document in detail.
Write a critique of a recent (after 2018) piece of scientific research as presented in a news article taken from a print news source or a web news source. For this particular assignment, you will choose an article which describes research with the theme of exoplanets. Read the article and do the following:
Identify the hypothesis or hypotheses of the research described in the article.
Identify the data or observations on which the hypothesis is based.
Connect the scientific ideas discussed in the article with broader scientific ideas. Answer the question “why is this research important or relevant?”
Decide whether or not the science described in the article is an example of properly done science or not based upon what we have learned in class about the scientific process and constraints on the scientific process.
Provide specific evidence to support your assessment of the science.
Write a short paper (1 to 2 pages) based upon your outline.
PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW FOR THE ARTICLE I HAVE CHOSEN TO WRITE ABOUT.
To complete Lab 5, first view the following two videos:
Video 1 regards the general concept of gravitational lensing and gravitational microlensing.
Video 2 focuses on an application of gravitational microlensing, used to detect exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars). To date (October 12, 2021), 116 exoplanets have been discovered using the gravitational microlensing method. See the latest number at this website:
I am not sure how to attach the videos because they are not downloadable. If the assignment can be done without the videos, that is fine. I have attached the actual assignment.
During the semester there will be many new discoveries of astronomical interest. They
may take the form of an observation of some object or process with a telescope or other
sensor, a new discovery from a space probe or lander, a new computer calculation of a
process or condition, etc. At least once each week you should scan through astronomical
news and review sites looking for something that interests you. When you find something
you like, do some additional research through an Internet search engine on the topic you
have found. You will probably find that many news sites have picked up on the
discovery. If you do not understand some aspect, do further research on that aspect- for
example, it might be about black holes or something else that you do not know much
The discovery must have happened after 01 August 2021, and should NOT be about a
predicted event (such as an eclipse).
For your paper, write a 800+ word review of the discovery, consisting of an introduction
of the topic, an analysis of the discovery itself, and a conclusion discussing the
Include at least one well-explained graph or image (you may refer to a link to a video).
Papers should be typed, double spaced, and submitted in .docx or .pdf format through the
Blackboard SafeAssign portal for this assignment. Check your papers for correct grammar
and spelling before submission. Material not your own must be cited within the text to a
bibliography entry at the end. References should be cited using a common citation
style—APA, MLA, or Chicago
Download and complete the MicroObservatory document. Save as MicroObservatoryby
your last nameand upload the
resulting Word document into the assignment folder.So if John Doe were submitting this assignment, he would save the file
as MicroObservatory by Doe.(unless saved in this format 10 points will be
This assignment involves
using remote telescopes to capture images, receiving those images by email, processing
the resulting files, inserting them into a Word document, and then uploading
that document into the assignmentfolder.
Images can only be captured
when weather conditions at the remote site are favorable. Once captured, images might take 2-3 days to
arrive by email. Processing these image
files will then require additional time.
This assignment must be started several days before the due date. If you have not requested images at least 5
days before the due date then choose a different option.
Request the same set of
images 3 or more days in a row to ensure usable files.
Your images must be similar to the thumbnail examples found on the
Control Telescope page. Credit will be
deducted if submitted images are not similar in content and exposure.
It should be about 1 printed page, double spaced. Using a planetarium program, such as Stellarium (available online as an interactive program, or as a free download), plot the movement of the Sun at noon on each day of the year for the whole year. In the paper, describe the shape of the motion, and explain it using the tilt of the Earth and Kepler’s second and third laws.
You are a member of a team of space scientists who require funding to send a robotic space craft to an object in our solar system. You are submitting a mission proposal to an international funding organization for space missions; this organization only funds missions that are conducting research in the following three areas (either one; two or all three): • The potential for human habitability on another planet or moon in our solar system • The search for extraterrestrial life on another planet, moon, comet or asteroid in our solar system • The potential for the discovery of natural resources on another planet, moon, comet or asteroid in our solar system You will write an original proposal, that describes a mission to an object that is beyond Earth but within the solar system (e.g., a planet, a dwarf planet, moon, asteroid or comet within our solar system); your proposed mission will conduct an investigation that advances the work already being done by today’s space scientists in the areas listed above. Since the members of the funding organization are not necessarily specialists in your area of research, your writing must be in layperson terms. THE DETAILED INSTRUCTION IS IN THE ‘NATS1530A-MAJOR PROJECT INSTRUCTION’ AS WELL AS THE ‘TEMPLATE’ You can use the following article as the topic: https://www.space.com/mars-rover-perseverance-confirms-lake-delta-jezero-crater Useful link for Section G calculation: One way travel time calculation tutorial: https://vimeo.com/651438912 planetary fact sheet: https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/
For this project, you will be exploring Cosmology from a historical perspective to compare past beliefs to our modern day understanding of the universe. You will write a 5-8 page (1.5 spaced, 11-12 pt font) paper disclosing your findings, and these findings must be supported by reputable sources. (Wikipedia does not count as a reputable source.) Please use APA guidelines for citations, and include a reference page at the end of your paper. (The reference page does not count towards your page limit.) I will be grading papers based on the rubric included in the assignment. Topics should focus on ONE of the following themes. (I have provided a few examples under each theme.): 1. Cosmology and Culture – Native American Cosmologies – Chinese Cosmology – Mesopotamian Cosmologies – The Presocratics 2. The Greeks’ Geometrical Cosmos – Plato’s Cosmology – Aristotle’s Cosmology – Ptolemy – Copernicus 3. Medieval Cosmology and Literature – Medieval Cosmology – Dante’s Moral Cosmology – Chaucer 4. The Scientific Revolution – Galileo – Kepler – Newtonian Cosmology 5. Galaxies: from Speculation to Science – William Herschel – Spectroscopy