Frequently Asked Questions for Astronomy 2201
These questions will be updated through the semester.
Questions about galaxies and clusters of galaxies
Check out Erin's galaxy page
Questions about interesting extragalactic objects
Questions about dark matter
Questions about cosmology and the expansion of the universe
Useful animations related to binary stars, black holes and relativity
Some useful and interesting external links
- What about observing here at Cornell?
The Cornell Astronomical Society holds open houses at the Fuertes Observatory
on North Campus on clear Friday nights from 9 until midnight. Call the Observatory
at 5-3557 to find out if it's open.
- Find out what celestial events are taking place in the sky this week from
Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Each day a new picture is put up and explained.
- Find the current
of the moon, or its phase at any other date.
- Find details (times, maps of visibility at different locations) about
in the next 100 years.
thesaurus of geographic names, with longitudes and latitudes.
Note: to find the town of Borgo a Mozzano in the province of Lucca
Italy, I needed to search for "Borgo a Mozzano" as an "inhabited place" in Italy.
- Astronomical applications site of the US Naval Observatory
- The University of Texas at Austin Library has a
nice collection of maps and links to other sites (which I
found by doing a search at google.com).
- Need to find the map of a place according to longitude, latitude?
Google "Longitude + latitude + map" and when you locate a good site,
be sure to "zoom out" first; then zoom in to someplace interesting.
- Selected astronomical objects
Last updated Thu Nov 10 2011 by martha