Thanks all for participating!
Okay, we have a total of 12 responses, not counting Michael (Helicon). He tied for best on TSS
, but he can't be Champion because he was a repeat customer on this quiz.
The nine questions scored a total of 16 points.
Average score for TSS: 8.3 points = 52%
. That's better than the average of 104 other responses from my astro club and regional mailing list, which was 7.2 = 45%.
And now.. (drum roll please) here is your Champion!
scored 13 point = 81%, missing only one 3-point question
Answers, stats, comments…
1. Which Solar System object lost its official status as a planet in 2006? (1)
Pluto, 11/12 correct. Someone skipped this one for some reason.
2. The most southerly circle of Earth latitude from which the Sun can be seen directly overhead is called the Tropic of: (1)
Capricorn, 10/12 correct. Both wrong answers were Cancer.
3. Which “law” states a direct correlation between the distance to a galaxy and its recessional velocity, as determined by the “redshift”? (1)
Hubble’s Law, 11/12 correct. Someone answered Kepler’s Law.
4. The mirror segments of the James Webb Space Telescope will have which polygonal shape? (1)
Hexagon, 10/12 correct. Will be an exciting scope indeed!
5. As observed from Earth, which planet has the greatest synodic period? (2)
Mars, 3/12 correct. Surprised that so many missed this. At least now we all know what a synodic period is, eh?
6. In the 1951 movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, what phrase did the character Helen speak to the robot Gort, which caused Gort to desist from destroying the Earth? (2)
Klaatu Barada Nikto, 10/12 correct. Please stop, Gort! was chosen by 2 of you, I have no comment. The other phrases were from Elvish, Pig Latin and Klingon.
7. Which was the first star to have its angular diameter measured? (2)
Betelgeuse, 11/12 correct. Welcome back to full brightness!
8. In what year was the above measurement first made? (3)
1920, 1/12 correct. Was that a lucky guess?
9. Which is the official name for the B component of Alpha Centauri? (3)
Toliman, 2/12 correct. Perhaps lucky guesses? Was wondering how to make a penalty for guessing, like subtracting for wrong answers. But hmmm… maybe luck is part of the fun? Opinions welcome.
Thanks again all for playing along! I will post another quiz next month J