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ASTR 1010 Introductory Astronomy: Solar System Review Sheet for Mid-Term 1 – Wednesday Sept. 19 th in class 9-9.50am Exam will be multiple-choice – similar to the in-class clicker questions. BRING: Pencil, eraser, 1 sheet (2-sides, 8.5” x 11”) of notes – calculator optional. Reading from Cosmic Perspectives (Bennett et al.) 4 th edition. By Mid-Term 1 – Sept 25 th - Pages 1-85 (57-64 optional) Additional resources: Class notes – see “Notes” on CULearn Homeworks eHW1, pHW2, eHW3 Lab work – Motions of the Sun, Motion of the Moon, Kepler’s Laws Mastering Astronomy: Tutorials on the following topics… Scales of the Universe Seasons Eclipses Phases of the Moon Orbits and Kepler’s Laws Interactive figures – particularly useful for motions in the sky Topics: Chapter 1 Parts of the universe – local supercluster, local group, milky way galaxy, solar system – Fig 1.1 Basic objects (definitions) – p4, Fig 1.13, Fig 1.17
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Unformatted text preview: Scientific notation, significant figures pp11, 13, eHW2, Appendix C Chapter 2 Celestial Motions celestial pole/equator, ecliptic, longitude/latitude, zenith, meridian, altitude Angular size fig 2.7 Daily motions figs 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.13, S1.1 Annual motions figs 2.14, 2.15, 2.17, S1.8, S1.11, S1.12, S1.18, S1.19, S1.20, S1.21, S1.22 Precession Fig 2.20 Lunar motions fig 2.22, 2.23, 2.24, 2.24, 2.25 Motions of the planets Figs 2.32, 2.33, Parallax - 2.34 Chapter 3 Eratosthenes measurement of the size of the Earth page 67 Apparent retrograde motion of the planets Copernican Revolution Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo not details of life, dates, etc but what contributions they made to astronomy Keplers 3 Laws of Planetary Motion ellipses, eccentricity, focus, faster/slower, P 2 =a 3 where P is planetary orbital period in years and a is semi-major axis in AU....
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