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ASTRONOMY CHARTING THE SKIES VIDEO OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 1. What should you do when starting your observations of the night sky? 2. What happens to the position of the sun in the sky during this period? 3. Where is the position of the big dipper compared to its position in the summer months? 4. To which constellation does the big dipper belong? 5. How does one find the fifth brightest star Vega? 6. To what constellation does Vega belong? 7. Which stars in Ursa Major point to Polaris? 8. Name the constellation in which Polaris is found. 9. How can one find the constellation Cassiopeia? 10. What cosmic feature provides the background for Cassiopeia? 11. How can Cassiopeia be used to find Cepheus? 12. Where is Draco in relation to Polaris? 13. When viewing Cygnus, how can you identify the tail? 14. What unique features are found in Lacerta? 15. How can Capella be found in the night sky? 16. What is Mirphak and to what constellations does it belong? 17. What objects are visible in the sword of Perseus? 18. Why does Algol, a star in Perseus, seem to blink? 19. How could you observe the California Nebula? 20. To what constellation do Castor and Pollux belong? 21. Where would you place Lynx in relationship to Gemini’s position? 22. What unique feature is found in Camelopardalis 23. What two prominent constellations are found in the southern skies? 24. To which part of the sky would you turn to find Pegasus? 25. Where was the first planet outside our solar system found? 26. List a few other significant finds in Pegasus. 27. How is the Einstein Cross created? 28. Where is the constellation Andromeda located in relation to Pegasus? 29. Where can you view a planetary nebula? 30. What are some unique properties associated with Pisces? 31. In what constellation did the spring equinox occur 2000 years ago? 32. What feature can be seen with binoculars to the right of Triangulum? 33. What is the unique feature of Cetus worth finding in the sky? 34. Where can one locate Aquarius in the night sky? 35. Why do you think the equatorial sky seems to be lower than the northern sky?