AST1002 Exam 1
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EXAM 1 Review Chapter 0 – Charting the Heavens • Basics of the celestial sphere - RA and DEC • Solar day vs. sidereal day • The ecliptic • Explanation of the seasons • Speed of light and definition of the light year • Lunar phases and eclipses (orientation of Earth-Moon-Sun) Chapter 1 – Modern Astronomy and Planet Motions • Retrograde motion of the planets • Historical importance of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, and Kepler • Geocentric and Heliocentric models for Solar System • Basic equations of planetary motion, Newton’s laws and law of gravity Chapter 4 – The Solar System • Differences between the Terrestrial and Jovian planets • Differences between comets, meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, asteroids • Theory for Solar System formation • Exoplanets – how do we detect them? Chapter 5 – The Earth and Moon • Tidal effects caused by the Moon on the Earth; Moon is “tidally locked” • Earth’s atmosphere (why does it have one?), interior (seismology) and active surface/plate tectonics (convection) • Earth’s magnetic field and aurora • Lunar surface (highlands, craters and maria) • Formation of the Moon Chapter 6 – The Terrestrial Planets • Mercury, Venus and Mars – rotation direction, relative speed, axis tilt • Lander/spacecraft visits • Main surface features and characterizations of each Chapter 7 and 8 – Jovian Planets + Pluto • Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune - rotation direction, relative speed, axis tilt • Voyager, Galileo & Cassini spacecraft visits – where did they go? • Main atmospheric constituents of each planets • Jovian moons and rings - information from lecture slides • Pluto and Kuiper Belt objects - information from lecture slides
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