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* 1. Which Japanese automobile brand was named for a famous open star cluster? (1)

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* 2. Tonight (June 5, 2020) the planets Jupiter and Saturn are both within the borders of the same constellation. (1)

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* 3. Which three (3) of these stars form the vertices of the Summer Triangle? (1 point each)

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* 4. Which is the oldest artificial satellite still in Earth orbit? (2)

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* 5. When Venus reaches greatest brightness as seen from Earth, about what percentage of the planet is illuminated? (2)

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* 6. William Herschel chose the term “asteroid” in 1802. How many asteroids did he discover? (2)

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* 7. In the 2001 movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, what is the name of the Mecha boy who was the leading character? (2)

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* 8. The southern asterism known as the “False Cross" consists of four stars, two each from which two (2) constellations? (2 points each)

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* 9. Which phrase best describes the "Jeans Instability" concept? (3)

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