SCI 151 Week 3 Stars and Telescopes

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SCI 151 Week 3 Stars and Telescopes
For this assignment, you will choose and complete 1 of the following options:

Option 1: Science of Stars Paper
Option 2: Telescopes in Astronomy
Option 1: Science of the Stars Paper

View the following interactive multimedia located in the Classroom:

The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram self-guided tutorial
Black Holes self-guided tutorial
Figure 13.12: Altering the Curvature of Space-Time interactive figure
Figure 13.15: Formation of an X-ray Binary interactive figure
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss the science of sunlight and stars. Include the following elements:

Explain how astronomical instruments help astronomers determine the composition, temperature, speed, and rotation rate of distant objects.
Explain the properties of stars in the diagram located in the "What is a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram?" in Ch. 11 of The Essential Cosmic Perspective.
Summarize the complete lifecycle of the Sun, including its nature and properties.
Determine where the Sun is in its lifecycle.
Cite at least 2 references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Option 2: Telescopes in Astronomy

View the following interactive multimedia located in the Classroom:

Telescopes self-guided tutorial
Light and Spectroscopy self-guided tutorial
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss the science of sunlight and stars. Include the following elements:

Explain how the telescope changed our view of the universe and our place in it.
Explain the major designs of telescopes and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.
Describe the best places to build ground-based telescopes and why astronomers choose those places.
Contrast the strengths and weaknesses between building telescopes on the Earth, in orbit, or even on the Moon.
Explain how different frequencies of light tell more about the birth, life, death, nature, and properties of the Sun, the stars, and the universe.
Explain how Doppler Effect is used in Astronomy.
Explain how telescopes manage to operate in wavelengths of light that stretch from radio waves to gamma rays. 
Cite at least two references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
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