Project Description

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Project: Observe a satellite

Tier: 1

Location: home

Other information, requirements, or equipment you must supply (may be blank):

Observe a satellite pass. Mark the path on a star chart. Record the start and end time of the pass, and describe its appearance, paying special attention to the brightness and how it changes during the pass. Also make sure to include the name of the satellite!

Satellite observation information is available at http://www.heavens-above.com/ and you can use this either to identify a satellite after watching it, or to plan an observation ahead of time. Iridium flares and the ISS are particularly good to watch.