ASTRONOMY 2

THIRD HOUR SESSION “F”

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KEY - F

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY:  Introduction to the Sky Gazer’s Almanac

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1.   What time does the Sun rise on __March 20___?

6:05 AM (± 5 minutes)

2.   What time does the Sun set on ___March 19_?

6:15 PM (± 5 minutes)

3.   What time does evening twilight end on _March 19_?

7:40 PM (± 5 minutes)

4.   What time will ___Saturn____ rise on __March 20_?

1:15 AM (± 5 minutes)

5.   What time does __Mars__ set on ___March 19_?

9:20 PM (± 5 minutes)

6.   On what date does __Jupiter__ transit at __1:30 AM_?

March 19 (± 2 day)

7.   Is _Mars_ above the horizon on __March 19__ at midnight?

No

8.   How many hours and minutes earlier does __Antares__ rise between the dates of _ Febraury 6_ and __March 13 _ ?

2 hours 20 minutes (± 10 minutes)

9.   What date will the planet __Saturn_ next be located at opposition?

June 14 (± 1 day)

10. What day will celestial objects _Mercury__ and _Uranus_ be in conjunction with each other?

March 25 (± 1 day)

April 28 (± 1 day)


11. What day will celestial objects __Venus___ and ___Jupiter___ be in opposite parts of the sky this year?

May 22 (± 1 day)

12. The times given on the Almanac are given in local mean time (close to standard time for a Rocklin observer). If we were on daylight savings time, what time will our watches show for sunset on _May 14__?

8:10 PM (± 5 minutes)

13. Assuming that Rocklin is at a latitude of 40° north and a longitude of 121° west, how many minutes must the Almanac’s local mean times be corrected to give the standard time on your watch for a given event? And are these minutes added or subtracted from the Almanac’s local mean time?

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