Astro Trivia Quiz for October!

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Yep, time for another quiz!
https://forms.gle/ThkD9uK2QtXTgKKA8

This month our guest Quizmaster is Pat Donnelly, who for many years has done a quiz at the Fremont Peak Star-B-Que, which inspired me to begin doing them for my club. Since there was no Star-B-Que this year, I invited him to send some questions. When taking this quiz, you should pretend to be sitting at a picnic table, munching a burger.

I think you’ll find this one rather challenging.. I did!
Note: all fill-in answers are one word only, or in one case an integer (whole number).
In line with Pat’s practice, correct spelling does not matter. (I will adjust scores for misspelled answers.)

Remember:
1. No online research allowed, your own pure brain only!
2. On multiple choice questions, feel free to guess. You may get lucky!
3. Please do not repeat the quiz, at least not until after I announce the Champs sometime next week.

By the way, the quiz header image is the Fremont Peak Observatory.

Enjoy! :telescopewink:
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I got 10/20…..
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11/20. Which is way better than I thought I did!
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Got 7, oh the shame! But missed the hint on the observatory location, and a math error on the trick question.

Too tuff!
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12/20 ....
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I did not do very well, but it was a good one. I liked it.

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BTW, I find it strange that you can always see Altair but you can't always see Pollux... DEC is +28 Altair is +08 So are we talking about some trees that block the view or what ???

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7/20!

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515bonner wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:54 am
12/20 ....
That should have been 11/20....fat fingers on the keyboard! :sigh:
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BABOafrica wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:58 am
BTW, I find it strange that you can always see Altair but you can't always see Pollux... DEC is +28 Altair is +08 So are we talking about some trees that block the view or what ???

BABO
My thinking is that Pollux is near the ecliptic, so it's below the horizon at night during the Summer months

A spelling mistake dropped me a point, but considering the tough nature of the quiz I'm fairly happy with 9/20

Oh, it looks like i'll get that point reinstated, thanks!
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Gfamily wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:40 pm
BABOafrica wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:58 am
BTW, I find it strange that you can always see Altair but you can't always see Pollux... DEC is +28 Altair is +08 So are we talking about some trees that block the view or what ???

BABO
My thinking is that Pollux is near the ecliptic, so it's below the horizon at night during the Summer months

A spelling mistake dropped me a point, but considering the tough nature of the quiz I'm fairly happy with 9/20

Oh, it looks like i'll get that point reinstated, thanks!
I got that question right but it was purely a guess...
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Wow - I am REALLY bad at these. Like - REALLY.

5/20

That's just embarrassing! :lol:
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Last call for responses!
https://forms.gle/ThkD9uK2QtXTgKKA8

Tomorrow I plan to reveal all, and announce the Champ!

(By the way, haven't heard yet from our defending Champion, Lady Fraktor. Somebody wake her up! :)
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Whoa!

Bob was a really good guesser on this one --- 14/20.
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