Star Gazing

Telescopes and binoculars are pretty useless unless you know where to point them. I am going to show you some standard constellations and how to find them in the night sky, so you’ll never be lost again in the ocean of stars overhead. We’re going to learn how to go star gazing using planetarium software, and how to customize to your location in the world so you know what you’re looking at when you look up into the sky tonight!
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12 Responses to “Star Gazing”
  1. sjrecer says:

    Song of the Sun experiment in Astronomy says Comments Closed. Can you please open the comments section there? Thanks.

  2. Aurora says:

    Good question! The e-Camp section has a slightly different (less academic) download, no exercises or quizzes, and has topics more like star gazing and other activities you may do during the summer. There is some overlap, but that is the main idea.

  3. Wendy Erickson says:

    Hello Aurora,
    How is the Astronomy section in science e-camp different from the Astronomy section in the e-science program?

  4. Aurora says:

    Yes, there’s an observing log and an observation and sketch template available here:

  5. Jennifer Yoch says:

    Can you tell me where to find the star gazing log?

  6. Aurora says:

    Use a program like stellarvue to shift your location but keep the time the same so you can see how latitude and longitude affect your view of the night sky. 🙂

  7. Aurora says:

    All of Atlanta will be seeing the same sky of stars. 🙂

  8. Indu Patel says:

    So, I will see the same thing anywhere in Georgia but not in any other state like California?

  9. Aurora says:

    Where you are in the city doesn’t matter, just which state you are in. 🙂

  10. Aurora says:

    Yes exactly! You can put your exact location in, and Stellarvue will show you exactly what you can expect to see in your location.

  11. Indu Patel says:

    Does it have to do with longitude and latitude?

  12. Indu Patel says:

    I live in Atlanta, Georgia but how will I know if these are the stars right above my house? What if they are in another part of Atlanta?

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