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# Virtual Astronomy Lab Report

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## Lab 1 – Measurement and Unit Conversion

1a. Distance in cm from the beginning to ending point:

13.5 cm

1b. Number Right Tries: 5 Number Wrong Tries:

cm x (30 miles/1 cm) x (1 gallon/15 miles) x (2 dollars/1 gallon) = 4 dollars

2a. Length of Cepheid cycle in centimeters from graph:

12.5 cm

3a. Number of years corresponding to 1 cm:

1 cm = 20 years

3b. Number of centimeters between sunspot peaks A and B:

0.7 cm x (20 years/1 cm) = 14 years

4a. Scientific to decimal notation conversion:
3.51E8 = 351000000
3.51E-8 = 0.0000000351
2.3E1 = 2.3
4.4E0 = 1

5a. Table of planetary diameters computed from angular diameters
(Saturn case was given as an example)

 planet Î± (radians) r (106 ) S (106 ) Jupiter 2.429e-4 588.5 0.1429 Saturn 9.740e-5 1195.5 0.1164 Neptune 1.990e-5 2581.9 0.0514 Uranus 1.160e-5 4305.9 0.0689 Pluto 5.000e-7 4284.7 2.142e-3

## Lab 2 – Properties of Light and its Interaction with Matter

1. Planck and Wien Law Exercise:
 Case T ( Kelvin ) Î»max (Ă…) EM Region 1 5900 4915 Visible 2 6550 4227 Visible 3 5550 5225 Visible 4 7250 4000 Visible 5 7750 3742 Ultraviolet
1. Â Blackbody peak wavelengths (numbers in parentheses were given to students):
 Star T ( Kelvin ) Î»max (Ă…) EM Region Procyon 6510 4451 Visible Sun 5780 5015 Visible Capella 5200 5577 Visible Aldebaran 3780 7666 Infrared Formalhaut 8500 3412 Ultraviolet
1. Atom and ion structure:
 Case Number of protons Number of neutrons # of electrons in the 1st shell # of electrons in the 2nd shell # of electrons in the 3rd shell H 1 0 2 0 0 C 6 6 2 4 0 Mg 12 11 2 8 1
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