CLOCKS, CALENDARS, COORDINATES, ORBITS
May 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022
Wednesdays, 7 PM. March 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11
The measurements of time in hours, days, months, and years has astronomy roots. Historically, calendar dates were particularly complex to fix in all cultures because the Earth, moon, and sun have revolution rates that are not simple multiples. Objects in the sky and in space are assigned coordinates using different systems. These coordinates are vital to determining and specifying the motions and orbits of space objects. It takes six parameters to specify an orbit. We explore these themes.