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OpenStax Astronomy Homework Chapter 2 Name: Click or tap here to enter text. #1) From where on Earth could you observe all of the stars during the course of the year? What fraction of the sky can be seen from the North Pole? Click or tap here to enter text. #2) Give four ways to demonstrate that the Earth is spherical. Click or tap here to enter text. #3) Explain, according to both geocentric and heliocentric cosmologies, why we see retrograde motion of the planets. Click or tap here to enter text. #4) In what ways did the work of Copernicus and Galileo differ from the views of the ancient Greeks and of their contemporaries? Click or tap here to enter text. #5) What were four of Galileo’s discoveries that were important to astronomy? Click or tap here to enter text.
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#6) Explain the origin of the magnitude designation for determining the brightness of stars. Why does it seem to go backward, with smaller numbers indicating brighter stars?
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