OctoberStarParty

OctoberStarParty - NAME _ ASTRONOMY STAR PARTY 1. How do...

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NAME ____________________________________________ ASTRONOMY STAR PARTY 1. How do you find the star Polaris? Will Polaris shift position during the night? Will the other stars shift their relative position in relation to Polaris? 2. What is the asterism (and constellation) that includes Polaris? 3. What constellation contains the "Big Dipper"? Observe the relative position of the "Big Dipper" at this time. Which way is the "dipper" pointing? Predict how the "Big Dipper" will shift in position throughout the night. 4. Where is Mercury situated at this time? Is it a “Morning Star” or an “Evening Star”?
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5. What is the position of Venus at the beginning of the star party? Is it a "Morning Star" or an "Evening Star"? Describe the appearance of Venus in the telescope. 6. What determines the coloration of stars? 7. Is Antares a "hot star" or a "cool star"? Cite your evidence. 8. Describe the differences seen between the highlands and maria of the Moon. 9. Which is younger, the highlands or the maria?
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ES 3203 taught by Professor Dr.phillipmurphy during the Fall '04 term at Tarleton.

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