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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:00 am

Pluto was found to be one of several large objects in the Kuiper belt. In fact it was found to be smaller than Eris which was discovered in 2005.
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:01 am

:thumbs_up: You're IT.
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:59 am

A special and visually spectacular "object" hides next to the Southern cross. It is visible with binoculas, and carries a name which will impress the ladies. What is this called?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:20 pm

I'll let someone else answer for a change ... there must be STARS out there amongst the mites, eh? :wink:
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Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:53 am

Well, since no-one is even attempting anything here, I guess I'll have to answer.
The Jewel Box. :wink:
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:38 pm

:clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:51 am

:thumbs_up:

We often use the sun for navigation and assume it to be fully accurate. Does the sun always rise due east and set due west? Explain your answer.
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:18 am

Anyone?
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:53 am

Anyone want to attempt an answer?
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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:19 pm

No, it does not.

The earth actually gyrates on its own axis, causing the sun to "rise" on different places on the horison.
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Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:45 am

You're correct that it doesn't, IB. However, the main reason is the tilt of the earth's axis as it travels about the sun, meaning that the sun appears to oscillate between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer over the course of one year. This in turn affects the point of setting of the sun on the horizon, meaning that the sun only rises due east and sets due west on two dates during the year - the equinoxes.

IB, IT. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Siobain » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:54 pm

Imberbe! :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Name the three red giants clearly (most prominent) visible in the night sky.
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Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:27 am

I'll pass for now. Come on all you starlets - give it a go!!
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Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:23 am

:whistle:
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