Spec-tac-ulus
Don't be a Loon
Like a Good Neighbor
Geocentric
Challenge

100

What is Astronomy?
Study of space, study of objects in space

100

How many Lunar Phases are there and how long does it take to go through all of them?
8 phases, 28-29 days

100

Final Jeopardy (Can wager up to 1,000 pts ) How can the Planet Venus have a year that is 224 days long and a day that is 243 days long?
Because Rotation and Revolution is Not dependent on each other. They are separate things and have nothing to do with each other.

100

About how long does 1 revolution on Earth take?
365 days

100

(X3) Why are days shorter in the winter?
Because our hemisphere is titled away from the sun during winter and the angle of the sunlight.

200

What object is at the center of our solar system?
Sun, a star

200

When only a small part of the moon is visible what phase is the moon most likely in?
Cresent

200

How many planets are there in our Solar System? Name all fo them.
8; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

200

If Australia is in its Spring or Winter Seasons, what seasons would Oregon be in?
Fall or Summer

200

(X3) Why do we see different constellations (Stars) in the Summer versus the Winter Months?
Because we are in a different position in our revolution around the Sun and thus facing different stars/constellations. Some constellations are hidden behind the sun and we are'nt facing towards them at night.

300

(X2) How many sun signs are there? Name 6 of them.
12; Virgo, Capricorn, Gemini, Scorpio, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius, Aries, Taurus, Libra, Pisces and Aquarius

300

When the visible portion of the moon is decreasing the moon is...
Waning

300

(X2) What are the 2 types of planets we have in our Solar System? Which ones are which type?
Terrestrial: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars Gas Giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

300

About how long does one rotation on Earth take?
24 hours

300

(X2) Explain which of the following results with higher temperatures on Earth and Why. Direct Light or Indirect/Slanted Light
Direct light because the light is more concentrated where as the slanted light is more dispersed.

400

What Galaxy is our Solar System part of? What is its shape?
Milkyway Galaxy, Spiral

400

What is the Lunar phase during EACH of the following? You must say which one phase goes with which eclipse. Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse - Full Moon Solar Eclipse - New Moon

400

Which 2 planets in our Solar System do not have moons?
Venus and Mercury

400

What causes seasons on our planet as well as on other planets
Tilt of the planets axis and revolution around the sun.

400

Free Points!!! To the team that Picked
YAY!!!

500

How do the Zodiac Signs prove that the Earth Revolves around the Sun?
The night sky (constellations we see) changes throughout the year which means our position is changing. The sun appears to move through the different constellations meaning the Earth must be moving.

500

Name the Lunar phases in reverse order
Can start with either New Moon or Waning Crescent, 3rd Quarter, Waning Gibbous, Full Moon, Waxing Gibbous, 1st Quarter, Waxing Crescent, New Moon

500

What is responsible for the structure of our solar system and the reason for the closest planets from the sun revolving faster than the furthest planets.
Gravity

500

(X2) How would Earth change if the Axis was not tilted? (Straight up and down, 90 degrees) What Seasons best represent the conditions we would experience if there were no axis tilt?
Temperatures would stay the same every day, all year long. There wouldn't be anymore seasons. Fall or Spring

500

Why do we have different time zones around the world?
Points on the Earth experience day and night at different times due to the rotation of the Earth on its axis. When it is morning (breakfast time) for us here in Oregon it is evening (dinner time) in London, England.