Thursday, January 24, 2013


Kaitlyn Spencer
Final Project

The documentary I watched was Radio Astronomy in Puerto Rico. I showed this video to my sister, and to my father. My out look on this video is I feel like it is a good resource to have. But I don't think it can expand. Today we have all of these telescopes and Odysseys and I don't feel like this type of research unit will be as specific as these types of units. Maybe once we do more research and gain more technology with Radio Astronomy it will grow but I feel like right now it isn't as high-tech as some of the other space units we have. My father was surprised that our technology has spread as far as it has. He didn't realize we could use different things to get different information to and from Earth. At first he didn't think of all the different technology that has been sent to the moon and into space but once he did, he knew that all the technology was going to keep growing. He says he isn't surprised that we haven't found a way to live on a different planet yet. My sister also was impressed by the Radio Astronomy and how you figure out what is what. She wasn't as surprised as my dad because she knows all the knew technology out there but it was interesting to find out that they are expanding the different ways to take a look beyond Earth. I think that the video was very informative. I didn't really catch on to the beginning to the video when they were saying things about their own background? Maybe it was to give us information about them but I felt like it was kind of unnecessary. Other than that slight detail I thought the process of Radio Astronomy was very cool and I hope we get to expand it more. (I would have liked learn more about this in class)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Last Question

Kaitlyn Spencer
The Last Question
Final Project

The Last Question at first was very confusing. I thought he just jumped into a middle of a story and just kept going with it and it wasn't until the very end that I caught on. But I feel like the sun would fun out of power at some point. I think that is one of the things I have learned most was everything comes to an end even if it takes a really long time. Multivac kept saying that he couldn't relay an answer because he was confused by the question. He didn't know if it was going to be true or not. But at the end of the story when there was light I understood that something can come back even better and stronger than it was before. But I thought it was an informative short story at the end. I was still kind of confused at the beginning but I thought it was a good short story.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Apollo 13 Final Project

Kaitlyn Spencer
Final Project
Apollo 13

                 Apollo 13 is a movie staring the main character Jack. Jack and his team plan on going to the moon. Jack has been on the moon before but he is preparing for another trip to the moon. As the crew is getting ready one of the ship members gets the measels. The spaceship crew will go with one of the other NASA members to fill in his place. The take off was good, but once they got into space one of the engines got let out early. Apollo 13 then started to lose radio connection to Houston. Oxygen levels also started going down. One of the Apollo 13 members started to get sick in space. They were stuck there. They couldn't get to the moon and they were having a hard time trying to get back to Earth. Finally with all of the NASA crew pulled together they got Apollo 13 turned around and headed back into Earth. They all landed safetly in the ocean where boats and helicopters were there to take them back to land.
                This movie taught my class and me personally what we need when we are in the outer space. It tells you that you need to stick together and work together. If you don't all work together then what you need to accomplish won't be able to get done. I believe that there is more than just a story line in this movie. It shows you how you can do what you want to do but you have to have limits. And working together is a key part of every day life that we will have to do day by day.
                  My thoughts originally on the film was not too excited. I just thought it was gonna be a documentary with not really any story line or emotion to it. But as I began to watch more and more of Apollo 13, I couldn't wait to get to class and watch more of the movie. I liked how it was suspenful. You didn't know what was going to go wrong next in the Odyssey. Before I watched this movie I didn't know that there had to be so much preparing to go to the moon. I knew it was a lot of work but I didn't know it required training and you had to land just right on the moon. I was thinking that it was a big moon and you could just land softly on it and get out then just come right back. Well, obviously that wasn't the case. But it really interested me into what they had to go throw just to give us more answers and of course for themselves but to also give us answers. And they did risk their lives going out there. I knew they didn't really think that it was going to be an issue but the risk was still there and still happened.
(Apollo 13 team)

(Apollo 13 returning safely to Earth.)

(Apollo 13 space module)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sun Poster

This is my diagram of the sun.

Layers: Photosphere
            Convection Zone
            Radiation Zone

Flare: A sudden eruption of hydrogen gas in the chromosphere of the sun.
Prominence:Flame like gas that is relatively cool going into the corona then back.
Sunspots: A spot appearing from time to time on teh un's surface appearing dark by contrast with its surroundings
Chromosphere: A reddish gaseous layer immediately above the photosphere
Corona: The rarefied gaseous envelope of the sun and other stars
Coronal Hole: space which is not lite.
Filament: smaller prominence
Spicule: a dynamic jet of 500 km diameter in the chromosphere of the sun
Granulation: bubbling of the sun
Plage: bright region in the chromosphere near sunspots

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Phases of the Moon online activity

On the 15th day of the month there is a full moon. It is the only day that all of the moon is fully lite that it towards earth.

This is the second activity

1st three questions

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

first quarter, waxing crescent, new moon, waning crescent, third quarter, waning gibbous, full moon, waxing gibbous!

2) The moon orbits the Earth and when it does the sun illuminates different parts of the moon. The angle of the moon/sun/earth will determine what part of the moon is lit and visible to us.
3) 30 days
4) 4 days
5) The line of force between the moon and the earth is why this crater is always facing the earth
6) The amount of full-moon phases  visible to earth that are possible in a year is 13.
7) Position 4 and Position 8
8) Point A