**READ INSTRUCTIONS – Answer 20 Astronomy Questions

Answer the following 20 questions.  You can use https://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases_calendar.phtml as a helpful source, as well as the attached materials.  Thank you!

— Scales

1. How many times larger in diameter (to the nearest tenth) is Venus than the Moon?

— Telescopes and Binoculars

Telescope A: Focal length = 1100 mm; Diameter = 65 mm; Eyepiece = 9 mm
Telescope B: Focal length = 650 mm, Diameter = 150 mm; Eyepiece = 25 mm
Binoculars labelled as 10×30

2. Whats the magnification of Telescope A?
3. How does the light gathering power of Telescope B compare to Telescope A?
4. What is the magnification of the binoculars listed below?

— Moon
5. (See question 5.png) What is the phase of the Moon 10 days after the phase shown here:
6. To the nearest quarter day (i.e. midnight, 6AM, noon, 6PM), what time will a 3rd quarter moon set?
7. At which quarter phase is the crater named for the person who developed the Laws of Planetary Motion visible? What day did this quarter phase occur in May 2021?

— Star Charts
8. Using the star chart, what is the Right Ascension coordinate (to the nearest 5 minutes) of the brightest star in CORONA BOREALIS?
9. (See question 9.png) What constellation does the Moon shown here occupy if it is 20 days after the Vernal Equinox?
10. Which of these stars is considered to be circumpolar in Rocklin: Procyon, Pollux, Alcor, Vega?
11. What day is Deneb on the meridian at noon?

— Planispheres
12. According to the Planisphere, what day does Arcturus set at 11:00 PM PST? What time will it set two months later?
13. According to the Planisphere, what time does Altair rise on the day of the Spring Equinox?
14. According to the Planisphere, what time does LYRA transit on July 18?

— Sky Gazers Almanac
15. According to the 2021 Sky Gazers Almanac, on what day does Venus set at the same time as Antares Rises?
16. According to the 2021 Sky Gazers Almanac, on the day when Neptune is in conjunction (with the Sun) in 2021, what time (PST) will the Sun set?
17. On June 27th, which planets are above the horizon at sunset?

— Solar System
18. (See question 18.png)  What is this solar phenomenon called?

— Solar Phenomenon 

19. (See question 19.png)  Of the satellites pictured here which one or ones are larger in diameter than Earth’s Moon (name the satellite(s) )?

— Internet

20. Visit the Astronomy Picture of the Day (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html (Links to an external site.)). Go to the archive link and find the picture for November 27, 2006. What spacecraft took the image?

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