Welcome to the
second astronomy computer lab. Throughout the semester, we will be learning a lot about astronomy and how astronomers do their research.
Astronomy is a science and the language of science is
mathematics. So before we can go much further, we need to develop and use some important tools. This lab is very important to the rest of the course.
Question: Is the number on the display to the left correct? You will be able to answer that question after completing this lab.
To learn about size and scale of the universe and its contents. The concepts that you will need to review and or learn are scientific notation, units and dimensions and significant figures. These are the tools you will need to fully appreciate and understand the scale of the universe.