Scale of Things (Andrew Ware) Physicist-Musicians (ie., The Carters & Ellens) (Brad Halfpap) I gotta Bee in Physics! (Jaylene Naylor) Good Movie Physics (Andrew Ware) Oh yes, now I see! (Mark Reiser)

100

What is -15?
The size of a proton. 10^__m

100

Who is Brian May?
This famous astrophysicist frequently performed on stage with Freddie Mercury.

100

What is a hexagon?
This is the geometric shape that honey bees build for their wax comb.

100

What is The Martian?
In this movie, Astronaut Mark Watney eats a lot of potatoes.

100

What is circular polarization?
A special flavor (or subset) of elliptical polarization.

200

What is 0? (or 1 m)
The width of the mouth of the Statue of Liberty. 10^__m

200

Who is Neil deGrasse Tyson?
This director of the Hayden Planetarium is world famous for his performance of the Symphony of Science.

200

What is the Dance (or Waggle Dance)?
This unique behavior is used by a bee to communicate the location of a nectar (food) source to the other bees in the colony.

200

What is Apollo 13?
Jim Lovell and his crew have to overcome some difficulties in order to make it back to earth.

200

What is the CMB (or Cosmic Microwave Background)
This ancient light corresponds to radiation from a blackbody at a temperature of 2.7 K.

300

What is 3? (4,000m)
One arm of LIGO. 10^__m

300

Who is Art Garfunkel?
This individual was just starting on his PhD. in mathematics at Columbia University in 1967 when he got sidetracked by something...

300

D.
This is the amount of honey produced by one honey bee in her entire life. a. 12 tbsp b. 1 tbsp c. 1/4 teaspoon d. 1/12 teaspoon

300

What is Interstellar?
Kip Thorne was a science advisor for this movie about space travel.

300

What is the corona?
Americans were delighted to see this million-degree plasma with their own eyes on August 21st of this year.

400

What is -9?
A buckyball (C-60 molecule). 10^__m

400

Who was John Fredrick William Herschel?
This man composed 36 symphonies and concertos as well as hundreds of works for smaller ensembles. His name is indicated in this symbol for the planet Uranus.

400

B.
This is the number of eggs a queen might lay in a day during the summer. a. 2 b. 2000 c. 75,000 d. 150,000

400

What is "Gravity"?
Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski encounter some trouble during a spacewalk.

400

What is chromatic aberration?
This colorful aberration is particularly problematic in many refracting telescopes.

500

What is 19? (2 x 10^19 km)
The distance to the Andromeda Galaxy. 10^__m

500

Who was Charles Wheatstone?
Very closely associated with this famous bridge, our scientist-musician also invented musical instruments including the concertina.

500

D.
This is the average number of flowers honey bees will visit to produce 1 lb of honey. a. 15 b. 1000 c. 150,000 d. 2,000,000

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What is "October Sky"?
Homer Hickam is inspired by the launch of Sputnik.

500

What is Cherenkov radiation?
If a charged particle travels faster than the speed of light in a particular medium, it exhibits this.

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