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Name/ID:______________________ Exam 1 Descriptive Astronomy Sept. 26, 2006 Please write your short answers #12-21 tersely but legibly in the space provided. Calculators are permitted, but not book or notes. Be sure to write your name & student ID at the top right of both sheets. Writing your name indicates that you will abide by the provisions of the University Honor Code: “By my Honor I have neither given nor received help on this exam.” Kepler’s 3rd Law P2 = a3 Newton’s Law of gravity m a = G m M / r2 1. In the N hemisphere, stars rise in the E, set in the W and revolve counter-clockwise around the N celestial pole. In the S hemisphere, stars rise in the a. E., set in the W., and revolve counter-clockwise around the S. celestial pole b. E., set in the W., and revolve clockwise around the S. celestial pole c. W., set in the E., and revolve counter-clockwise around the S. celestial pole d. W., set in the E., and revolve clockwise around the S. celestial pole 2. You are stranded on a deserted island. You locate the pole star Polaris. Using your hands, you estimate that its distance above the N. horizon at midnight is 35 degrees. You latitude and longitude are a. N. 65 degrees, W. 90 degrees b. N. 35 degrees, unknown longitude c. N. 65 degrees, unknown longitude d. N. 35 degrees, W. 0 degrees e. S. 35 degrees, W. 90 degrees 3. In the N hemisphere, the full Moon is highest in the sky (closest to the zenith) during a. Summer b. Autumn c. Winter d. Spring e. Depends on the distance of the Moon from Earth 4. If you see a first quarter Moon today, what will people on the other side of the Earth see later today? a. New Moon b. First quarter Moon c. Full Moon d. Third quarter Moon e. Any of the above, depending upon the time of night 5. A hypothetical planet whose orbit has a semi-major axis twice that of the Earth’s orbit will have a “year” of about a. 1.0 Earth years b. 0.3 Earth years
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