IMHO there are tow great things to look at while looking at satalits, one is
spinnig satalites where you can see the way light is reflected from the sun
panals in different angels, so you see it brighten up and down! enother
thing is the "cluster spy satalits" where you can see 3-4 stalatits close to
each other, also a preaty site.
p.s. do you know the "university phisics" book?
Some may scoff at the hobby of astronomy, but sitting
in an empty field in the middle of winter is a great way to see tiny
a 10" dob, maede 10X50.
mack shure speling is poor!!!!
the astronomy-israel group:
>Subject: [astrolrner] idea for theme course: satellite watching
>Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 13:34:21 -0000
>Back in the spring, I decided to make my one-semester descriptive
>astro a theme course, with a different theme each time it's taught.
>For the fall, I've decided to build the course around naked eye
>astronomy. To start the semester off, I've also decided to present a
>rather lengthy survey of satellite watching. All the basics are there:
>elementary knowledge of the celestial sphere, orienting one's self to
>the sky, time, planning, observing, and more. Telescopes will be
>included too because I have two LX-200 telescopes (mine and the
>school's) which are computer controlled and with special software
>available from the Internet, can be used to automatically track
>I've done this very informally on a couple of occasions before with
>tremendous success and interest on the part of the students.
>I had originally intended to build the course around the CLEA suite of
>computer-based labs, but that may be too much for a descriptive class.
>Has anyone done anything like this before?
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