Test 1 Review - Chp. 2 - Meridian is from North, through...

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Chp. 2 - Meridian is from North, through the zenith, then south - Ecliptic is path sun seems to trace around celestial sphere - Constellation is a region of the sky as seen from Earth - Stars always in the sky are called circumpolar - In Northern Hemisphere, altitude of North Celestial Pole is your latitude - 2 weeks from new moon to full moon. - Moon cycle takes about a month - New moon forms near the sun so cant see new moon because unlit side it towards us - Saros Cycle is the 18 year cycle where patterns repeat - In retrograde motion moving west is the weird movement Chp. 3 - The names of the days of a week are based on things we see in the sky: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn - Metonic cycle used to keep lunar calendars up with solar calendars - Ptolemy and the Earth centered model - Copernicus created a model of sun in center and earth orbiting it though didn’t prove it, lots of it was wrong - Galileo discovered Phases of Venus, mountains on moon, four moons of Jupiter but NOT stellar pallax. Chp. 4
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course AST 1002 taught by Professor Dr.haywoodsmith,jr during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.

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Test 1 Review - Chp. 2 - Meridian is from North, through...

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