Project Description

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Project: Seasonal Changes

Tier: 2

Location: ahcl

Other information, requirements, or equipment you must supply (may be blank): Starry Night or other planetarium software required

Using a computer planetarium such as Starry Night or Stellarium, observe and describe seasonal changes in the sky from Ann Arbor.

Daytime: Note the motion of the Sun along the ecliptic, including when it is highest or lowest in the midday sky. Note also where the Sun rises and sets on those days.

Nighttime: Describe changes in constellation visibility. Pick a couple specific constellations to follow, including at least one circumpolar constellation. Describe the differences in your ability to observe them during different seasons, paying special attention to the best time to observe them, and if there is any time when you can't observe them.

Put your observations together into a 1 - 2 page report.