In life humans want to try to find peace with one another, but there is always that one person who doesn’t want to cooperate and listen. There are human that are living a life immaturely and can’t accept equality because of their ignorance and pride, this is why there is no peace in this world. Usually there is a majority of people who never think twice about someone’s feelings or about empathy. In the short story “Out of All Them Bright Stars”, by Nancy Kress, she illustrates about a blue alien name John who enters into a restaurant to dine-in, and is presenting himself appropriately and politely to Sally, but then comes barging out of the kitchen name Charlie, who dislikes him and acts disrespectful to him because of the way he looks. He
Earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way consists of more than 100 billion stars, many of which can be interpreted by human visual perception, while other can only be observed with the aid of a magnifying or light-collecting optical device such as a telescope. The stars are organized into various groupings according to their visible arrangement as observed in earth’s atmosphere. Human beings from cultures of eras bygone such as the Greeks, Romans, and Babylonians, and bestowed most, if not all of the titles upon the constellations as we know them today. Earth’s atmosphere comprises eighty-eight constellations, of which I have chosen the following five to discuss for my laboratory report: Andromeda, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Draco
Every clear, cloudless night, away from the bright town lights, the night sky treats us to a dazzling spectacle. Countless twinkling stars shine down from the heavens, sprinkled all around like fairy dust. It’s illustrated right above us much like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. But just like the painting, the display is complex and difficult to understand. There are many different parts of the sky with many different topics to go over. One of those topics is the intricacy of constellations. In order to understand what exactly they are, one must start from the beginning, so the most appropriate place to start off is the birth of a star.
A star is a glowing ball of plasma held together by gravity. Likewise, a constellation is a grouping of stars in specific patterns and Cancer ranks as one of the most ancient constellations in our sky. There are twelve constellations of the zodiac, Cancer is commonly presented as a Crab for its Latin name. It is nearly impossible to see the constellation with the naked eye. Its location lies 6 degrees north to 33 degrees north and an area of about 506 square degrees. Although the symbol does not appear like a crab but more like an upside-down Y, many believe it to be the back of the crab.
The stars in this constellation are named Alpha Phoenicis, Beta Phoenicis,Gamma Phoenicis,and Zeta Phoenicis.All the stars in this constellation are the 4th magnitude. It stars are between 78 to 910 light years away from earth.Alpha Phoenicis is orange,Beta Phoenicis is a yellow- white, Gamma Phoenicis is red,and Zeta Phoenicis is blue -white. It’s are as bright as the sun.
Point of view is a perspective, there are three types points of view, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person. Number the Stars is 3rd person limited, and omniscient, this means that the narrator has total control over every aspect of one character, and can only sense how the other characters are feeling. The character that the book puts the most focus on is Annemarie, she is from the Johanson family. The Johansons helped bring Many Jewish families to safety in the book. In Mr. Sergio Moirano interview was in 1st person, he spoke of his personal experiences during the war. Sergio told about his memories, about how he was shot in the arm, and how terrified he was every second of the day. Number the Stars and Mr. Sergio Moirano interview are quite similar in
The objects that is has been mention above are very important to Gemini’s constellation. Pollux and Castor are the brightest stars known to Gemini. With two brothers, so very close together, they are easy to evaluate. Pollux is said to be brighter and golden in color, while Castor is fainter and white. According to NASA, Zeus reunited the immortal Pollux with his brother by placing both amongst the stars. Pollux from the Earth’s view is 1.14 apparent magnitude, while Castor is 1.98 apparent magnitude. The lower the number, the brighter the star in the night sky. Gemini is bursting with amazing stories and interesting details about the mythology that we have come to love so much. I hope to learn more about it one day.
The sky has been a major attraction for astronomers, scientist, and many civilizations of the past hundreds of years. What are Constellations? Why are they so important? The science of finding out what all these amazing stars in the sky first begin when ancient civilizations begin seeing patterns, which they shaped out a variety of images while stargazing has had different meanings for different cultures, this can be seen with the Big Dipper. The topics discussed will include a summary of the history of how the constellations came to be, also a brief overview of how the IAU came about, and recent findings made by the IAU in the past 10 years.
Throughout the course of our existence, humans have looked to the skies for a multitude of reasons. A couple of them would be something along the lines of religious beliefs or the physical use of the stars as a guide or a compass to bring families home or help discover new territories. The use of constellations have been recorded in Mesopotamian culture that has been dated back to around 4000 B.C. According to a “Constellation History” article by Jim Fuchs “In the 8th century B.C. (800-701). Homer mentioned a few now familiar constellations in his epic poem, the Odyssey. Four hundred years later Eudoxus of Cnidus wrote about 43 constellations.” (Fuch) Ptolemy, another Greek astronomer had created a book called the Almagest which contained a lot of our present day constellations. This book was written in 150 A.D. and contained 48 constellations of those 48, 21 were from the northern constellations and 12 were Zodiacal constellations and 15 from the southern constellations. These constellations consisted of many that are very well known to date such as Bootes, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Aries, Cancer, and Taurus. In the following paragraphs we will go over the history of these constellations. After Ptolemy, roughly 1100 years later in Moorish controlled Spain a group of scholars created the famous Arabic astronomy writing of the Alfonsine
Almost every culture throughout history has named constellation. These cultures used the stars for various reasons. Greeks believed the gods had placed the stars in the skies to tell stories of the past. The constellations were names after their gods such as Orion, Hercules, and Aries just to name a few. Also in more practical ways the stars were used to help agriculture. Since it was more difficult to tell time ans seasons in the past stars could be used to tell what time of the years it was depending on its visibility. When Orion's star was at its highest viability farmers knew winter was coming. On top of agricultural purposes Stars could help people navigate since stars remained constant in their positions. One of the most well know
For thousands of years people would look up in the sky and see images, and those images are called constellations! My constellation is called the Volans or The Flying Fish.
The constellation I have chosen for this assignment is the minor constellation, Phoenix. This constellation is known for its location in the southern sky and, along with Grus, Pavo, and Tucana, it is a Southern Bird (named for its location as seen from Earth). It is named after the phoenix, a powerful creature with many magical abilities, and that is what drew me to using it for this assignment.
Corona Borealis /kɵˈroʊnə bɒriˈælɨs/ is a small constellation in the Northern Celestial Hemisphere. It is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Its brightest stars form a semicircular arc. Its Latin name, inspired by its shape, means "northern crown". In classical mythology Corona Borealis generally represented the crown given by the god Dionysus to the Cretan princess Ariadne and set by him in the heavens. Other cultures likened the pattern to a circle of elders, an eagle's nest, a bear's den, or even a smokehole. Ptolemy also listed a southern counterpart, Corona Australis, with a similar pattern.
My favorite constellation is the 'Pyxis' due to its simplicity and how easy it is to spot and identify it among other constellations. It lies in the Southern sky and is referred to as 'The Mariner's Compass'. It represents the magnetic compass used for directional navigation. It was originally name 'Pyxis Nautica' but later shortened to 'Pyxis' for easier pronunciation.
Pisces is an example of constellation that belongs to zodiac family,I chose Pisces constellation because is my zodiac sign.Pisces is a plural name of fish is a Latin word.Pisces lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the East,the entire constellation looks like two different fish that lies in the West and East connected by a cord(tied together),it has a v shape.Pisces is bordered by,Triangulum,Andromeda,Pegasus,Aquarius,Cetus and Aries constellations.Pisces has different stars (clusters of stars) or galaxy,Eta piscium is said to be the brightest star in the constellation.