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    The ULTIMATE astronomy quiz

    I tried an Apollo quiz, which didn't work very well, but maybe we'll have more luck here. I had a write a quiz for the end of year meeting of AstroSoc so I now experience. Usual rules apply.

    1. How many of today's constellations were originally the giant constellation of Argo Navis?

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    Re: The ULTIMATE astronomy quiz

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    I tried an Apollo quiz, which didn't work very well, but maybe we'll have more luck here. I had a write a quiz for the end of year meeting of AstroSoc so I now experience. Usual rules apply.

    1. How many of today's constellations were originally the giant constellation of Argo Navis?
    Is this a game? If it is; no idea how to play it. :P

    But the answer to that is 3 - Carina, Vela and Puppis.

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    Now you have to ask a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom
    Now you have to ask a question.
    OK, cool.

    Do the questions have to be to do with observing and that, or just general astronomy questions?

    How many stars have (visual) magnitudes of less than 0?

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    4? (5 if you count the sun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher65
    4? (5 if you count the sun)
    Yup, you're right....actually I never thought about the sun but that makes the question sound better.

    Now you're supposed to ask a question, I think.

    Should we make this game so that you can't cheat and look up the answers? Of course someone could do that and we wouldn't know, but it would be more fun if we just try to remembered it. :P

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    haha I cheated (wikipedia). I thought there were 3, but it turns out there are 4 .

    Ok, for my question. hmmmm.

    What is the name of the region between the inner event horizon (at Schwarzchild radius) and the outer event horizon (place where space begins to erm swirl around a rotating black hole)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher65
    haha I cheated (wikipedia). I thought there were 3, but it turns out there are 4 .

    Ok, for my question. hmmmm.

    What is the name of the region between the inner event horizon (at Schwarzchild radius) and the outer event horizon (place where space begins to erm swirl around a rotating black hole)?
    What do you mean? I thought the "inner event horizon" concept was dismissed in Schwarzchild's black hole concept. At least I didn't cheat.

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    I mean the Schwarzchild event horizon. I shouldn't have said inner, because that implied beneath the event horizon. Poorly stated.

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    hmmm

    I'm not sure what you asking exactly...

    Is it the ergosphere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher65
    haha I cheated (wikipedia). I thought there were 3, but it turns out there are 4 .
    Don't forget Pyxis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullat Nunu
    Quote Originally Posted by gopher65
    haha I cheated (wikipedia). I thought there were 3, but it turns out there are 4 .
    Don't forget Pyxis.
    :-? ?

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    Sirus
    alpha cenori
    canopis
    and arcturus just sqeezes in...

    I have no idea what Pyxis is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    Sirus
    alpha cenori
    canopis
    and arcturus just sqeezes in...

    I have no idea what Pyxis is...
    You're right - it goes Sirius, Canopus, Alpha Centauri & Arcturus.

    Pyxis is a constellation....but I'm not sure what he means by it....maybe some inside joke. :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    :-? ?

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    Argo Navis was divided not only into the prominent constellations Carina, Vela and Puppis, but little Pyxis too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullat Nunu
    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    :-? ?

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    Argo Navis was divided not only into the prominent constellations Carina, Vela, and Puppis, but little Pyxis too.
    Really? Learn something new every day.

    Well, I suppose we better ask another question (not sure if gopher's question was answered correctly or not, but it'll probably be another half a day before he comes back). I've already asked one so I'll invite someone else to ask a question.

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    Oh yeah now I remember- it's the compass #-o

    I'll aks a question-

    What was the name of the comet that smashed into jupiter?

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    Comet Levy-Shoemaker 9

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    BINGO!

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    M'kay.

    What is the Japanese name of the Pleiads?

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    subaru 8)

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    You're to darn fast.

    BINGO!

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    In what constilation is the lagoon nebula loctated in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    In what constilation is the lagoon nebula loctated in?
    Sagittarius.

    How many messier objects are there in Capricornus?

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    how do you know you got it right 8-[


    1. M30

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    how do you know you got it right 8-[


    1. M30
    Yeah....well.....just shutup. :P

    And you're right - just the lone globular in Capricornus.

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    What is the largest(degree's of arc) planatery nebula(any name)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    What is the largest(degree's of arc) planatery nebula(any name)?
    Planetaries? Sorry, hardly know anything about them....but my guess would be the helix nebula.

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    That's the one

    This is a real fun game :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    That's the one

    This is a real fun game :P
    Awesome. Yeah, it's enough incentive to keep me staying up past midnight (there's also the cricket to compete with....)

    What is the largest constellation?

    BTW, do the questions in this thread have to be specifically related to observational astronomy? (I mean, all astronomy is observational, but you know what I'm getting at :P)

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