Watch the FREE Nova show called: Black Hole Apocalypse and write your answers on the worksheet below. I attached the video link under here.
Discuss why astronomers believe that Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto may harbor some sort of marine life. Why do they not expect any life on the surfaces of these worlds?
Cite two sources in APA format
If Earth did not have a magnetic field, do you think auroras would be more common or less common than they are today? Explain. Cite two sources uses APA format.
Read about the Astronomy of Asian Cultures’ Interpretations, then watch Videos about the Astronomy of Asian Cultures’ Interpretations.
Choose a set of people (Asian culture) to study for this assignment based on the broad categories presented in the Module Reading & Video pages.
Create a short essay of at least 400 words. In your essay, consider addressing:
Out of all the cultural interpretations you could have studied in this assignment, why did you choose to study the culture you did?
What was most interesting to you in reviewing these resources?
Consider enfolding figures and illustrations that you saw or made in response to what you read and saws.
What did you learn from these resources?
How did the culture you studied relate to the sky differently than Western modern civilization (and/or you) do today?
To what extent and how did learning about this culture add to your sensing about the lineage of humans’ relationship with the night sky?
What new questions do you have after reviewing these resources?
I WILL ADD LINKS TO READINGS AND VIDEOS YOU NEED TO READ AND WATCH BEFORE STARTING THIS ESSAY. PLEASE, IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS ASSIGNMENT, NOTIFY ME RIGHT AWAY OR IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, NOTIFY ME RIGHT AWAY!!
Links to readings:
Links to Videos:
there are a page of instructions on how to do everything attached all you have to do is fill the chart and go to the link to find everything.
Fill in the answers and write the correct answers in the appropriate space according to the question.
A “Fermi problem or question” is a question which seeks a quick, close estimate, which is either difficult or impossible to measure without complicated calculations. It is [answered] based “upon understanding of the world, upon everyday experience, and upon the ability to make rough approximations, inspired guesses, and statistical estimates from very little data” (Philip Morrison, 1963).
Here is a good explanation with examples: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_problem (Links to an external site.)
Example: Estimate the number of steps you would take to complete the Appalachian Trail. (Note: In your work, the more steps you show in solving the problem, the more credit you can earn, even if your estimate is too far off).
Establish some sensible limits: 1, 10, or 100 miles is too short (the trail crosses several eastern seaboard states); 10,000 or 100,000 is too long (the circumference of Earth is about 25,000 miles).
Make a sensible estimate of the trail in miles based on your limits: About 2,000 miles.
Estimate an average step length (2 feet).
Estimate how many steps there are in a mile: About 2,500 steps per mile.
Multiply the number of miles by the number of steps per mile to determine the number of steps: 5 million steps.
Check your answer using Google: 2,200 miles for the Appalachian Trial, 5,380 feet per mile, and 2.2 feet per step. (2,200 x 5,380) / 2.2 = 5.38 million steps
For this Week 3 calculation assignment, carry out the following Fermi problems and check your answers using Google once you complete your calculations. Comment on how accurate your answers are and what you could do to get a more accurate answer for the Fermi problems. You will have to do some internet research to find factual information to back up your calculation. For example, how many kilos does an average person eat a day, when looking at how much food you would need for a trip to Mars? You need to include your reasoning and the steps you take to get to an answer like the example above.
Question 1: Estimate the mass of food and water that a team of six astronauts would need for a standard two-year mission to Mars. (Note: the two years includes the round trip.)
Question 2: Estimate how long it would take to drive from Los Angeles to New York City.
Question 3: Estimate the number of apples produced per year by a mature honey crisp apple tree.
Paragraph 1: What is the CMB? What, in general, does it provide evidence for? What are the recent investigations into resolving information on the CMB?
Paragraph 2: Include discussions of the two pieces of independent evidence predicting the existence of the CMB; what observations are made; how that data is collected.
Paragraph 3: Research and describe how the CMB was first detected using a horned radio antenna, as well as who found the signal.
Paragraph 4: Finally, research and include details of the latest measurements of the CMB using the Planck spacecraft.
When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
By Walt Whitman
When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
In a previous module, we learned that astronomy is an observational science, rather than an experimental science. In AST 111, you are becoming familiar with the long, painstaking process that astronomers undertake to deconstruct light from their observations, for example, using the reflected sunlight of an asteroid to determine whether it will hit Earth. This assignment affords students with the opportunity to participate in one of the first steps of the scientific process in their own place-in-space: observation of the natural world.
In this assignment, each student will find a safe place to observe nature for 30-minutes. While students are observing, they may take photos, take notes about what they are observing, create something in response to their environment, make a data table recording how many similar or different things they saw, or simply observe.
After this experience, students shall generate an essay describing their experience, thoughts, and observations. Include responses to the following questions in your essay:
how do you think about the term “nature” and how did it influence your choice of location for your observation?
to what extent and in which ways did you consider yourself individuated from the nature you observed, if at all?
to what extent and in which ways did you consider yourself connected or part of the nature you observed?
to what extent do you think nature is the same as science? Why?
to what extent do you think observation is a part of science? Why?
The structure of the essay should have proper university-level form, with paragraphs that begin with a topic sentence and are followed by supporting sentences. However, the organization of the essay is up to the student, and may be sectioned according to clarifying subheadings. The student may include artwork (e.g. collage, poetry, visualization) or data tables related to their observations to add dimension to their essay’s interpretation. However, if these are included, they should be referred to and interpreted within the body of the essay. Any additional figures such as these shall not detract from the required word count.
The essay will be graded on a 10-point scale according to the level-of-detail provided, creative crafting, organization, appropriateness for public readership, and grammar. The essay shall be single-spaced, font-size 12, 800 – 1000 words.
Note: Please review the rubric feedback on your Relationship to Science Essay to learn about how this assignment will be graded according to the rubric (full points or otherwise). If you need professional help with writing essays, I recommend the free UAB writing center: https://www.uab.edu/writingcenter/