First Years Lesson 4

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Professor Harrington was ready before students began to show up at her door. They slowly filed in and she smiled at each student hoping to remember their names soon. "Kia ora katoa, hello all," she said gaining the attention of the students. "So last week, I left off with a question, has anyone looked up the answer, as to why the stars move across the sky at night?" Sarah looked around the class asking her students. She saw one hand raised in the class and pointed to the student. "The Earth is spinning so they move like the Sun does," the student replied. "Yes! Exactly right, 5 points to you," Professor Harrington smiled at the student.

"We are spinning in a small circle around what is called an axis, like this globe I have here in the front of the room. We are also spinning in a large ellipse around the Sun. I'll define those words in a moment on the board," Sarah said noticing some of her students seemed confused by the words, probably on how to spell them she figured. "So standing on Earth we are actually traveling very very fast through space. Above us in the sky the stars appear to be fixed on giant sphere around us, this is called a celestial sphere," Professor Harrington paused for a moment in case she was beginning to talk to fast. "In truth stars are various distances from us but for now we will look up and talk about them as though they are all on this sphere around us. This sphere would look very similar to the bubble I placed around us last week, but with the other half. The Earth actually blocks our view at what is called the horizon, causing us to only see part of the celestial sphere."

"Now last week we saw the difference between 10pm and 3am on the same day. Tonight we are going to go up... right now actually! So you can see the sky at about 10pm today about mid November,"
Sarah said hurrying the students to go up the stairs to the observatory deck. Once there she began to speak again, "We talked about Vega and Vega was roughly to the northwest fairly close to the horizon." Professor Harrington pointed out to the spot on the horizon the students would expect to see the star. But the star wasn't there, in fact she waved her wand and a magical line connected dots and the constellation Pegasus was visible there again. "Two months ago we would have needed to stay up well past your bedtimes in order to see our friend Pegasus, but now at 10:14pm he is visible to us, this is because of that giant path the Earth is taking around the Sun. To sum up the star movements in the sky, the stars will rise and set daily, they will also shift slowly based on the time of year it is, or rather where we are on our path around the Sun, now back downstairs!"

"We ran out of time this week, so next week I'll have a list of words with their definitions that are important to us that you'll need to study. Once you've packed up you're free to go to your dorms or to come and ask me questions if needed,"
Professor Harrington said dismissing the class with a smile. She hoped they would be excited next week, for less lecturing and more looking at the nighttime sky. This week seemed boring even for her but they needed to know all this information.

This Week:
*Kia ora katoa means Hello All in the Native New Zealand Language, Maori.
Please post with your student role playing the lesson!
First student to answer the question will be awarded the extra points.
 

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Jingyi didn't really enjoy astronomy or the fact he had to stay up late to actually attend the class. Once again he was yawning as he entered the classroom, half-asleep as he sat himself down and blinked at the professor as she started talking. It was a case of most of the words simply going in one ear and right out the other, his mind far too tired to actually pay much attention to anything at all. But he supposed it didn't matter so long as Xinyi took good notes, then he could always copy anything he would need off his brother. One of the benefits of having a twin, he liked to think. At least he got to look at the stars a little bit, even if it was mindless staring into space - literally. When the class was finally dismissed, Jingyi yawned loudly, shoving his hands into his pockets before trudging back down the stairs to head back to the common room.
 

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Xinyi walked up to class. He was tired. It was a good thing the semester was wrapping up, he was eager to return home to his own bed and the calm that he got from being home. School was exciting enough for Xinyi. He settled into his seat. He made an attempt to keep a few notes, but ended up fading in and out. He gathered his things as he was dismissed, moving down to go to bed.
 

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Molly skipped to her astronomy class and took a seat in her usual spot. The girl then placed her things on her desk and moved her attention towards the professor, as the professor got started with the lesson. The professor started off with the lesson with a question. Molly knew the answer but decided not to answer, as she wanted someone else to answer. As the professor went on with the lesson, Molly made sure to write as many notes as she could, nodding her head to show that she was understanding the content that the professor was teaching them. It wasn't long till the lesson had come to an end. Once they were dismissed, Molly quickly packed up her things, says a quick thanks and goodbye to the professor, before heading out the door for her next lesson.
 

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Eston yawned as he entered the Astronomy tower. He took a seat in the backrow, again not quite excited to hear about pointless stars and such things. He just needed to be here. He had promised her father that much. The young Gryffindor boy took out his note taking items, not sure, as always ,if he would actually use them. He would at least look busy, a skill he had developed at an early age. The lesson began shortly after he had taken out his items. Again it was a boring lesson on some star stuff. Of course that was what Astronomy was.

Throughout the lesson, Eston jotted down a few key terms. He tried to follow along the best he could, but he often got distracted. A song got stuck in his hand half way through the lecture and that was just the end of it. When music was involved, Eston could barely focus on anything else. He knew what was important, and stars not so much, music completely. He tried to copy a few notes, but they all ended up being rhyming as he created a little song about them. It was good enough for him. When the lecture ended, Eston packed up his things and left the room. It was a bit boring to be honest, but he had started a rather interesting song process at least.
 

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The semester was already halfway completed and Evie couldn’t help but be a little relieved. Some of the material she was learning in her classes was a little boring, and the Gryffidnor often contemplated ditching them for something a lot more fun. There was barely any time to go exploring and this really annoyed the girl. She hoped that perhaps, with some miracle, the professor would allow them a class off as she made her way to her Astronomy class.

Evie entered the Astronomy Tower, admittedly feeling a little tired. She wasn't sure that she even liked this class, but knew that she had no choice but to attend it. As the professor started off the class with the question from last lesson, Evie raised her hand, figuring the answer was quite obvious. "The Earth is spinning so they move like the Sun does." she said matter-of-factly, feeling very happy when the professor told her that she was correct. She barely answered questions in class, but it was very rewarding when she did. The professor continued to speak about stars until she asked them to follow her to the observatory deck, which Evie did with the rest of the class. She noticed when the professor pointed out Pegasus, however it didn't look anywhere near as interesting as Evie thought. Stars just weren't that interesting to her. Eventually the lesson came to an end and the professor dismissed them, so Evie made her way straight back to the dormitory.
 

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