CH1+2 - Chapters One and Two. Do not memorize, try to...

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Chapters One and Two. Do not memorize, try to understand. Draw diagrams. Review the questions in in your textbook. Chapter ONE Constellations. Name a few of them. Principal elements of the celestial sphere. Celestial equator, Celestial Poles, the Ecliptic. Apparent motion of the celestial sphere caused by Earth’s rotation on its axis. Motions of the celestial bodies. Rise and setting of sun, stars and planets. If you are near Chicago would you be able to see the celestial South Pole? Is there a region on Earth where you can see both celestial poles at the same time? If a star rises tonight at 9: 30 pm at what time would it rise in 10 days? If the moon rises tonight at11:30 am at what time would it rise in 4 days? Who was the first person to estimate the circumference of the Earth and how did he measure it? ( This is not in the textbook. See the class video.) What causes the seasons on Earth? When in the northern hemisphere is spring in the southern hemisphere would be ______? Suppose that the diameter of Earth’s orbit shrinks to 0.5 AU without changing its tilt or inclination with respect to the plane of the orbit. How would the temperature of the Earth would be affected in each season? Planet X has its rotation axis perpendicular to its orbital plane. Its seasons would be
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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