Reflection on Astronomy

Reflection on Astronomy

Over the past five weeks, you have use the Stellarium planetarium software to plan an observation, examine a number of celestial objects, and test astronomical hypotheses for yourself. In a 1-2 page length paper in APA format, please reflect on the past work you have done and answer the following questions:

  • How did the previous laboratory exercises help you to understand the scientific method and how astronomy uses observations to test hypotheses and theories?
  • Which of the five activities did you find to be the most interesting or educational?
  • Did you find the Stellarium program easy or difficult to use? What would you recommend to the programmer of Stellarium to make any changes or add any additional features?
  • If you had to use Stellarium to devise your own new laboratory exercise, what aspect of the program would you use? What astronomical objects would you focus on?

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How did the previous laboratory exercises help you to understand the scientific method and how astronomy uses observations to test hypotheses and theories?

Through my interaction with the Stellarium planetarium software in the laboratory in the previous, I was able to learn a lot especially the capabilities that the software has and how it helps the astronomy uses the observation they get from the software to come up with hypothesis and theories. I was able to understand the different kind of observation that I made through the software especially with a tone of features that is available through the software. Through simulation which is the primary source of observing the planetary objects by the astronomy, it helps them to hypothesis the real world experience, especially while conducting an actual observation of the astronomical bodies (Connors & Martin, 2009). I was also able to gain an understanding and knowledge of the theoretical concepts and principles relating to astronomy……..

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