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ESS 112: Week 1 Notes

by: Erica Gerichten

ESS 112: Week 1 Notes ESS 112

Erica Gerichten
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Galaxies and Cosmology
Marc Gagne
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Erica Gerichten on Sunday January 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ESS 112 at West Chester University of Pennsylvania taught by Marc Gagne in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 71 views. For similar materials see Galaxies and Cosmology in Earth Sciences at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Created: 01/24/16
ESS 112 – Galaxies & Cosmology Highlight = Homework/Other Tasks Highlight = Main Idea Highlight = Important Term Week 1 Class 1 – Jan 20  Syllabus Review  Purchase textbook at bookstore or online by Monday, Jan 25  Purchase The Whole Shebang by Week 4  Homework, Mission Report, and Wrap-Up for chapters 0 and 1 due by midnight on Thursday, Jan 28 Class 2 – Jan 22  Basic Introduction to the Star Map o Main Ideas:  Milky Way galaxy contains approximately 100 million stars  It is not possible to tell exactly how far away stars are  Stars are mapped based on angles/relative distance from each other and other celestial bodies (i.e. sun, moon)  This grid is an extension of the Earth’s grid (i.e. lines of latitude and longitude, location of the poles)  Short Film: Oasis In Space (an brief introduction to the other planets in our solar system)  Next Week: review of scientific notation and other concepts in Chapter 0


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