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Exam 1 Study Guide

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Exam 1 Study Guide AY 101

Alyssa Hendrixson
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Introduction to Astronomy
Dean Martin Townsley

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Introduction to Astronomy
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Alyssa Hendrixson on Monday January 26, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to AY 101 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Dean Martin Townsley in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 155 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Astronomy in Physics 2 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 01/26/15
AY 101 Exam 1 Study Guide Celestial Motion and Earthling Orientation The Sky and Celestial Motion 1 PW The Seasons and Thermal Energy P P PP N Comparecontrast the difference between daytoday motion and each day motion ls celestial motion really celestial Why or why not Constellations are created by Although the stars that make up a constellation look close together they are actually at different What do we use to determine the orientation of the sky What do we use to indicate directions in our local slql Study the following Be able to determine where the zenith celestial equator and north celestial pole are Celestial Sphere north celestial pole Rotation Celestial 1r Sphere quot Horizon south celestial pole Celestial b The local sky for a typical Northern Hemisphere location Sphere 40 N The horizon slices through the celestial sphere at an R Om gn angle to the equator causing simple daily circles of stars to appear tilted in the local sky Note It may be easier to follow star paths in the local sky if you rotate the page so that the zenith points up Why is the solar exposure greater during the summer What must change as solar exposure varies During the seasons what about the sun is NOT important Heat energy moves from a temperature to a temperature What does the temperature do when solar exposure decreases and why The Earth39s is what causes the variation of solar exposure hence causes the seasons Moon Phases 1 How many cycles of the moon are there in one month AY 101 Exam 1 Study Guide a 15 b 1 c 4 d 30 2 Why can we only see one side of the moon 3 What must the moon do in order to keep the same face toward Earth 4 What are caused by Earth39s and the moon39s shadows 5 What causes the different phases of the moon 6 What are the differences between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse 7 What position in the sky in the moon when it is a full moon New moon First quarter 8 What don39t eclipses happen every month 9 On new moons and full moons where does the moon usually pass between the sun and earth 10Study the following and be able to identify each phase Planets an t e o Clence an stronomy 1 What is the process steps of the scienti c method 2 What are the two proposed models of how the planets move in space 3 The Ptolemaic model is based on the ideas of whom 4 Why was the Ptolemaic model so favorable 5 What model did Copernicus propose 6 What did Brahe realize about both the Ptolemaic and Copernican models when he collected data 7 The 3 laws created by Kepler were what 8 Isaac Newton created better models due to 9 Galileo disproved what model and how What new technology to he use to collect these ndings 10Al models are models of planetary motion What is missing from all of them 11Describe who created each model Near perihelion in any particular amount of time such as 30 days a planet sweeps out an area that is short but wide perihelion aphelion Near apheion in the same amount of time a planet quot sweeps out an area that is long but narrow The areas swept out in 30day periods are all equal AY 101 Exam 1 Study Guide Light Energy and Telescopes PWFQP PWN What are the 4 fundamental forces and what do each one do What is the difference between electrical and magnetic forces Electromagnetic waves are measured in The shortest visible wavelength is Shorter wavelengths or a higher frequency results in a higher What are photons What behaves alike at low intensity Why is a light bucket so important The atmosphere absorbs


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