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New Program Descriptions for shows after January, 2020.

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Night Sky 101

Description

This new show replaces "The Sky Tonight" as our sky show spending less time on constellations and more time on understanding what is happening in the sky above us. This show is relevant to those who are looking to prepare for a trip to the John Glenn Astronomy Park in Hocking Hills, youth groups working on an activity or merit badge, or topics for multiple grades for Earth and Space Science in the Ohio State Science Standards.

 Program Length

  • 40-50 minutes plus Q&A

Topics

  • Directions, Coordinate systems, Ecliptic, Right Ascension and Declination, Meridian etc
  • Bright Constellations up tonight
  • Daily Motion, Polaris, Circumpolar Stars, Rising and Setting
  • Annual Motion including Seasons
    • Path of the Sun
    • Ecliptic and the path of the planets
    • Retrograde Motion
    • Seasons on the Earth
  • Changing locations on the Earth, Northern and Southern skies
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