Please Note: There will be a study session for exam #1 on Wednesday evening, February 4 in Roessler 55 (next to our classroom) at 6:10 – 7:30 p.m. The exam will cover all of the material on the syllabus through Week 4/Chapter 4. Astronomy 10 S Sample Questions – Exam #1 An excellent visual review for this exam would be to look at some of the animations on the textbook WEB site….and view the short videos under the following Chapters: Chapter 2 – Knowing the Heavens Chapter 3 – Eclipses & the Motion of the Moon Chapter 4 Gravitation & The Waltz of the Planets The answers to these questions are located far belowthe last question – try to answer the questions first before you peek at the answers. 1. If you saw the North Star (Polaris) about 10 degrees from your zenith, where might you be on Earth? a) in the Tropics but not on the equator b) on the Equator c) in the Arctic but not at the North Pole d) at the North Pole e) somewhere in near San Francisco 2. Which of the following celestial objects can NEVERbe seen on your local meridian at midnight? 3. When the Moon passes in front of the sun during an eclipse, which side of the sun will be eclipsed first? HINT: In which direction does the Moon move across the sky because of its monthly motion? 4. Tycho Brahe refuted the Copernican system with the Earth revolving around the sun because he
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