Astronomy

FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites tutorial FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites tutorialAstronomy View This Week’s Sky at a Glance: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance   Spring evening sky highlights  http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/universe/collections/the_night_sky_spring_summer#p00jxnlh   Measuring the brightness of the sky

Excellent Introduction

http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/astronnotes/findingway.htm  

The Stars of Spring

As winter fades and spring arrives the stars in our evening sky change and new stars, not seen over the winter, make a reappearance. Two of those stars are Arcturus, in the constellation of Bootes, and Spica, in Virgo, both of which will become early evening objects in April (in early March Spica doesn’t rise until 2130, three hours after sunset). Spica, or the “ear of wheat” is held by Virgo the Virgin, and its presence in the evening sky has long been used by ancient astronomers as an indication that spring is coming. continue….
http://darkskydiary.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/the-stars-of-spring/   Stars in the Solar System Arcturus, a red giant, looks orange to the eye. It is the brightest star on the northern half of Earth’s sky dome. Arcturus is especially noteworthy for its large proper motion, or sideways motion across our sky. http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/bright-orange-arcturus-use-the-big-dipper-to-find-it   Arcturus: Facts About the ‘Bear Guard’ Star http://www.space.com/22842-arcturus.html   How to Find Spica Star in the Sky Scouts and stargazers remember this trick with the saying: Follow the arc to Arcturus, and speed on to Spica. http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/speed-on-to-spica-the-15th-brightest-star   Spica 2014 in March and April http://www.surveyor.in-berlin.de/himmel/sky.14.03.html   Spica History and Facts – a lot of information
Spica rises just as the Sun sets in early April, about an hour after Arcturus has risen.
http://www.souledout.org/cosmology/highlights/spicahighlights/spicahighlights.html   Find your birthday’s planetary alignment http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Solar   Astronomy Lessons http://osr.org/articles/great-space-and-astronomy-lesson-plan-ideas/   sky events for 2014 http://www.astronomy-world.com/2014-sky-events.html

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