Jeff’s Astro projects 


These are little projects I’ve done which did not find their way into the Conceptual Astronomy Workbook.


Red Nights- a paper describing how amateur astronomy on Mars would be different than on Earth. A version of this was published in Sky and Telescope magazine.

Red Nights


A proof that one’s latitude equals the altitude of the North Celestial Pole

Lat=Alt


A paper deriving the fact that a rotating liquid mirror will assume a parabolic shape suitable for a telescope. 

rotating mirror


Moon parallax project--How two photos of the moon were used to tell the distance to the moon using parallax.

Moon parallax


Parallax of Geosynchronous Satellites = How to determine the distance to geosynchronous satellites through observation.

Geosynchronous Satellites

 
© Jeff Adkins 2014