Discuss each question with your team. Be prepared to explain the reasoning behind your team's answers after the quiz.

  1. What is the elevation of the Celestial Equator in Iowa City?
    • 0 deg
    • 23.5 deg
    • 42 deg
    • 48 deg
    • 90 deg
  2. What is, approximately, the angular size of the full moon?
    • 1 deg
    • 5 deg
    • 10 deg
    • 15 deg
    • 25 deg
  3. Which of the following asterisms (star patterns) is located next to the Orion constellation?
    • Spring Triangle 
    • Summer Triangle 
    • Winter Triangle
    • Northern Cross 
  4. Why are the planets Mercury and Venus never up at midnight in Iowa City?