Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics
Instructions to the student:
You will be allowed three (3) hours to complete the examination.
This is a closed-book examination to be written without textbooks, workbooks,
ASTR 210 Quiz 5
Which type of radiation has been most useful in enabling us to evaluate the
spiral structure of our galaxy?
21-cm radio emission from the spin-flip transitions in cool hydrogen
synchrotron radiation from electrons moving in
ASTR 210 Quiz 4
In astronomical terms, planetary nebulae
are relatively long-lived, because they form when the original stars
form and remain as slowly rotating shells for the whole of the star's
lifetime of several billion years.
are very sho
ASTR 210 Quiz 3
The astrometric method used in searches for planets orbiting stars other than
the Sun involves
a search for tiny wobbles in the position of the star due to the
gravitational pull of a planet orbiting around it.
a search for tin
ASTR 210 Quiz 2
How does the speed of light in glass compare to the speed of light in a
The speed of light in glass is faster.
Depending on the glass, the speed of light can be faster or slower.
The speed of light is the same in
Laboratory Exercise 1
Motions of the Sun and Moon (Stellarium Version)
The Sun and the Moon are the most easily observed of all celestial objects.
They have been studied since ancient times and have continuing
importance in our lives. The mon
Laboratory Exercise 2
Planetary Motion (Stellarium Version)
In this exercise, you will have the opportunity to observe general aspects of
planetary motion, and to observe and describe the retrograde motion of
Mars. You will study the average
Laboratory Exercise 0
Eclipses and the Orbit of the Moon
Unfortunately, it is not practical to have an outdoor observing project in
this course. However, while that experience cannot be fully reproduced,
recent developments in personal comput
ASTR 210 Quiz 1
The length of time for the Moon to move from new moon to new moon is
known as one synodic month. Compared to one full orbital period with
respect to the star background, or one sidereal month, a synodic month is
about twice as lon