|Spring 2010||Astronomy 110||MWF 9:30 &mdash 10:20|
On-line learning center for this course. All homework assignments will be distributed through this web site, so be sure to register using the six-part access code from your MasteringAstronomy Student Access Kit. The Course ID is GracefulSky2010.
An interactive planetarium, set up to show the sky now above Honolulu. You can chose other dates and times, select other viewing sites, and zoom in on selected areas. Created by John Walker.
NASA web page which generates accurate, high-quality images of planets and satellites as seen from elsewhere in the Solar System.
Astronomy website for satellite predictions and other resources - useful if you want to see the International Space Station [ISS]. This link is keyed to Honolulu.
The gold standard for astronomy magazines, read by amateur stargazers and professionals alike. On-line pages have many useful links and features.
Free software which simulates the appearance of the Moon at any time. You can zoom in, scan across the surface for interesting formations, and click on specific features to display names and other information. Developed by Patrick Chevalley and Christian Legrand.
Free software package useful in creating charts of the sky. Very high quality graphics. Currently only for Windows, but a Linux version is in the works. Developed by Patrick Chevalley.
(barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
8 January 2010