Possible Observing List for tonight at Cline Observatory March 31, 2017

  It’s raining as I write this blog late on this Friday afternoon. Will the Observatory be open tonight? If it is open, here are some potential targets we might share with the public. EARLY: Moon, Mars, Mercury. PUBLIC PROGRAM M 45, well known in ancient times. Why on M list? 2nd handle star: Pleione, … More Possible Observing List for tonight at Cline Observatory March 31, 2017

Lab Activity:  Finding Exoplanets Introduction The first exoplanet (extra-solar planet) to be detected and confirmed was 51 Pegasi in 1995. This and most of the next 456 exoplanets discovered were detected using the radial velocity (RV) technique. Sometimes called Doppler spectroscopy, this method would detect the slight wobble of a star as the planet orbits … More