concept reinforcement quiz 5
Naked Eye Astronomy
The purpose of this page is to help you develop observational astronomy skills to better understand the of our place in the universe. Be prepared to answer or do all the following:
- What is the altitude and azimuth of your zenith.
- What is the local altitude and azimuth for the star Vega at midmight tonight.
- Using celestrial coordinates, what is the latitude and longitude for Vega at midnight tonight.
- Find the term that matches the following astronomy definitions:
- The location in the sky used as the origin for latitude/longitude coordinates:
- Path of sun through the stars:
- Name of celestial objects that wander:
- Grouping of stars in a region of sky:
- Backwards motion planets sometime exhibit:
- What direction (given North = 0°) should you look to see a sunset on December 22, September 23, June 21 and March 21?
- What is the maximum local altitude of the sun on June 21 and December 22?
- What is the path of stars in the northern sky as seen locally?
- What is the path of stars along the celestial equator seen locally and the earth's equator?
- What constellation is overhead at 8 P.M. tonight?
- What bright star is nearly overhead at 8 P.M. tonight?
- What is the difference between α Andromeda and β Andromeda?
- What is the difference between a second magnitude star and a first magnitude star?