Unit 9 : Constellations : Circumpolar : Spring : Summer : Autumn : Winter : Unit Questionnaire

Unit 1: How to Point to a Star
Unit 2: Where on Earth Are You?
Unit 3: Earth's Rotation and the Sun's Apparent Motion
Unit 4: Yearly Changes in the Sky
Unit 5: Seasons and Climate
Unit 6: Sundials
Unit 7: Navigation
Unit 8: Ancient Astronomy
Unit 9: Constellations

Summer Constellations

There are five constellations that we consider as being the Summer Constellations. We have seperated them into two groups. Click on the two links below to access the constellations.

Group 1: Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila

Group 2: Sagittarius, Scorpius

Review Questions:

1.   Where would the star Altair, 9oN dec, be circumpolar?

2.   Deneb is at 45oN dec. Which of the following cites is Deneb a) visible and b) circumpolar?

City: Location:
Baghdad, Iraq
Manaus, Brazil
Wellington, New Zealand
Nashville, TN

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