is your first of four during this course. Hopefully, you will choose to do this
observation when the moon is not up, or at least when it is either a crescent
or slightly less than first quarter. The moon's light tends to obscure the light
for dimmer stars. As you look at the stars for the first time, even with the
aid of the star chart, you will discover that identifying constellations is
pretty hard at first. Do the best you can, and please be honest about what you
see and do not see. MORE IMPORTANTLY, do this observation as close to the beginning
of the term as possible.
Before you do anything else for this exercise,
fill in the 2 blanks immediately below this, and then read on.