Test 2 Study Guide
General star questions
*What causes stars to shine?
o Energy = mass x speed of light squared (E=mc^2)
o Sun = stable source of nuclear fusion, approx. 10 billion years
*What are the types of equilibrium that a
Objectives for Archaeoastronomy AstroProbe1
1. Describe the basic observations made by ancient peoples
to construct a calendar [QS 2.1; Solar Calendar]
state the device used to determine the time of day
2. List the different types of observatories built b
Astronomy Lab 002
Lab 12 The Shrinking Moon
Objective: The objective of this experiment was to find out why the moon shrinks
as it continues to rise in the sky. The way I decided I would go about this experiment
was by standing in
Professor David Stegall
March 1, 2016
Test Two: Einsteins Dreams and Death Switch
After reading Lightmans novel and Eaglemans essay it is easy to distinguish
that both discuss time. Eaglemans Essay Death Switch focuse
1. Radio waves are: Form of light.
2. If you heat a rock until it glows, its spectrum will be: a thermal radiation spectrum.
3. Wiens law: Wiens law states that the thermal radiation from a hotter object peaks at a shorter
4. What type of
Pluto is a fifth the size of the moon
Other stuff in solar system.
The asteroid belt, comets Kuiper belt objects, the Oort cloud, sedan R=76-940 AU
Features of sun and planets.
Most of the mass in the sun
Sun is a star
Planets orbit sun and moon
Astronomy Ch. 2
Summary of Key concepts
2.1 Patterns in the Night sky:
What does the universe look like from earth?
Stars and other celestial objects appear to lie on a great celestial sphere surrounding
Earth. We divide the celestial sphere int
Astronomy Chapter 1
Summary of Key Concepts
1.1 The Scale of the Universe
What is our place in the Universe?
Earth is a planet orbiting the Sun. Our sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the
Milky Way Galaxy our galaxy is one of more than
Unit 1A: Science
-Modern Theories: gravity, plate tectonics, evolution, big bang theory (facts)
*Celestial Motions were due to real motions of the earth: gravity
Consistent body of info
Matters of energy