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Astronomy 2002 Exam 1 Study Guide, Spring 2011 Key Concepts: 1. What is a science? A scientific theory? What is the place of astronomy in the sciences? 2. What units do we use to measure mass, time, distance? 3. What is the celestial sphere and how do the stars and sun relate to it? 4. What are the effects of the Earth’s rotation, its revolution, and its tilt? 5. Explain the phases of the moon and eclipses. 6. How did the motions of the planets shape the history of astronomy? The above list is NOT meant to be exhaustive! A list of important terms: 1. science 2. scientific theory
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Unformatted text preview: 3. astronomy 4. meter 5. second 6. kilogram 7. astronomical unit (AU) 8. light-year 9. parsec 10. parallax 11. constellation 12. celestial sphere 13. celestial pole 14. celestial equator 15. ecliptic 16. zenith 17. horizon 18. declination 19. right ascension 20. circumpolar 21. latitude 22. longitude 23. solar day 24. sidereal day 25. summer solstice 26. winter solstice 27. vernal equinox 28. autumnal equinox 29. precession 30. waxing 31. waning 32. crescent 33. gibbous 34. solar eclipse 35. lunar eclipse 36. umbra 37. penumbra...
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