First watch these two videos of the Apollo 11 mission. It’s awe inspiring. Also notice the gleam in Buzz Aldrin’s eyes, humble but confident.
Pandas stands for “Python Data Analysis Library ”. According to the Wikipedia page, pandas is a software library written for the python programming language for data manipulation and analysis. In particular, it offers data structures and operations for manipulating numerical tables and time series.
In this week lab, you will be producing a video slideshow then upload it to Youtube. You then copy and paste the youtube link to your video and submit that to Canvas. The topic I chose is the Sun, but you can choose any astronomy topic of your interest. For example, you can choose to do a video slideshow about blackhole. The video length should be around 1:30 - 2 minutes.
Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations. It has a free tier that you can subscribe with your Google or Facebook account. The free tier for many of us is more than good enough.
Watch this video tutorial or other video tutorials about Canva of your preference.
Sidereal day is the time taken by the Earth to rotate on its axis relative to the stars. Because star is so far away, this is equivalent to saying that it’s the time for the Earth to rotate 360 degrees, and the solar day is the time that it takes the Sun to go from one noon to the next noon.
These two videos also describe sidereal day:
So to calculate sidereal day we can put a camera on an equatorial mount and point it to Polaris.