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a135-HW1 - Astronomy 135 Archaeoastronomy Problem Set 1 Due...

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Astronomy 135: Archaeoastronomy Problem Set 1 Due at the beginning of class, January 24 Reading assignment: Krupp, Ch. 1, “The Lights We See” For the material on classical astronomy, you may also find it useful to consult the first few chapters of an introductory astronomy textbook or Nick Strobel’s online astronomy notes: http://www.astronomynotes.com/nakedeye/s1.htm 1. The astronomy department is interested in compiling student data to improve the “quantitative reasoning” aspects of our introductory courses. We have posted an online quiz to compile this data which is linked from here: http://tinyurl.com/yox4z4 As an incentive to encourage you to complete the quiz, logging on with your netid and submitting answers to the quiz is worth 10 points on this problem set, regardless of how you do on the quiz. (I encourage you to do your best on the quiz, but if you are really busy, at least log in and click random buttons to get the 10 points on this problem set.) 2. Suppose you go out on a clear night and notice a bright star in the sky (but it’s not the north star). You stare at the star for several hours, never letting it move from the center of your gaze. a) While you were watching the star, did it move in the local sky (did its altitude and azimuth change)? Explain your answer. b) While you were watching the star, did it move on the Celestial Sphere (did its Right Ascension
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