Observational Astronomy 101
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Post Event update:
Please check my blog post for updates on the Stellarium scripts and other trivia that was discussed during the session.
Time: 2 p.m. Room: Delphi (a.k.a. Executive Briefing Center next to Reception)
Don’t get bored the next time you’re out of the city. Look up at the night sky, revel in it’s beauty, and enchant others with stories about stars and constellations 😉
Update: Participants with laptops can download and install Stellarium for their OS. Android users can check out Google Sky Map or similar apps in the Market. For iPhone users, Redshift may be your answer.
- 15 mins: Intro + Tools of the trade
- 25-30 mins: Pick planets/constellations/nebulae/clusters/objects from a list. Discuss them with the help of simulations and photographs
- Remaining 5-10 mins: What next? How can I learn more/relate my existing hobbies with Astronomy?
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Any particular object that you guys want me to cover? I’ll get images accordingly
Moon & stars!!! 🙂
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Very engaging and interesting presentation. thanks!
Thanks Thava. Glad you liked it 🙂
Excellent session – loved the fact that you had an agenda, but no structure (or was it the other way round? ;-)). It was great just picking something at that moment and following it across the sky.
And thanks for introducing us to the beautiful software that is Steallrium!
Amateur astronomers may like to find objects to ogle at at NASA’s APOD [ http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html ] and use Orbitron [ http://www.stoff.pl ] to find the positions of satellites, ISS & such.
Glad that you liked the session. Even I was a little nervous about the format, but thankfully, it worked out well. Would’ve loved to have more time and cover more objects. More next time maybe :).
Thanks for those links as well. APOD is an absolute favourite!