Frequently Asked Questions for Astronomy 2201
These questions will be updated through the semester.
These questions relate to observing the night sky
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 is up 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.
- Interesting info from 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 Wed Sep 05 13:30:47 EDT 2007 by martha