Readings for Week #1
(September 19 to 23, 2022)

The links below are required reading unless they say otherwise. You do not need to click further on any single page, just read to the bottom of each page. Below the readings, you will see a bunch of tools that you may or may not be familiar with. Play around with them and explore.

There will be more readings for the week of September 26-30, 2022 (link below).
There will be no new readings for the week of October 3 to 7, 2022.
The readings below are actually more than half of what you will be required to read in this course.

First Aerial Photos

The Wright Brothers and Photography

Wright Brothers Photo Collection Including Aerial Shots (optional)

Histroical Aerial Photos of the Early 1900s Library of Congress (optional)

Airship History (optional)

Viewing the Earth from Above (amazing photos)

NOAA - How Satellites are Used to Observe the Ocean

The Overview Effect

Earth Images Spanning 50 years

Changing View of Earth from Space

Looking at Earth

A Mosaic of Fire Data

NOAA Satellites Currently Flying

Blue Jet Lightning (optional)


Satellite Tools (all links below are optional)

Live HD Views from ISS (optional)

Tracking the International Space Station (optional)

The link above is set for Port Huron. Click on the next link to play with the settings further. I've spent hours playing with this. You can find the current location of just about any satellite here. (optional)

Zoom Earth Satellite (optional)


Go to Reading Assignment for September 26-30, 2022

There will be no new readings for the week of October 3 to 7, 2022.

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