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Project: Planetarium proj 3: Comparing Ann Arbor and Galileo's home

Tier: 1

Location: ahp

Other information, requirements, or equipment you must supply (may be blank): Dependent on planetarium availability

Observe the sky from AA today, and from Galileo's home, Florence, Italy. Observe at 9:00p.m. local time in each location, and at 9:00p.m. UT in each location. Find 4 constellations, in the north, East, South, West. Find the Moon. Describe the position of each item at each time and at each location - - be as quantitative/specific as possible, for example, describe altitude and azimuth and/or draw. Make sure everything is clearly labeled (e.g. the constellations must be identified). Describe how each constellation and the moon moved. When was each object highest in the sky? Explain this set of observations, comparing both the changes that occur for the different times and the differences between the two locations.