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How much do you know about the sky above when the sun goes down and the stars come out?
#1 Constellations are in an unchanging arrangement and look the same now as they did 100,000 years ago.
#2 The Big Dipper _________.
Is an asterism
Is a large constellation seen in the Northern Hemisphere
Is part of the larger constellation Ursa Minor
Resembles a person chewing tobacco
Contains the brightest star in the skies
#3 The constellations in the Zodiac lie on the ________.
#4 Polaris, also called The Northern Star, holds the status of "pole star" in the North because a continuation of the line of the earth's axis leads almost straight to it. Therefore, it always was and always will be the northern Pole Star.
#5 The highest point in the sky directly above our heads is called the _______.
#6 A star's magnitude indicates how bright or dim it is. Rigel, in the Orion constellation, has a magnitude of 0.15. Polaris (the Northern Star) has a magnitude is 2.02. Which one is brightest?
#7 There are ________ constellations in the entire sky (Northern and Southern hemispheres combined).
#8 The word "Planet" means "wanderer". Planets move about the sky, but can only be found on or very near the ecliptic.
#9 "Zodiac" literally means __________.
Star Picture Circle
Zone of Activity
Circle of Animals
Good Luck Charm
#10 Constellations seen at any given constant location will be in the same position in the sky tonight as they will be six months from now.
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