by Celine Semaan Vernon
This Saturday, Feb. 14 we will be at the American Museum of Natural History as main sponsor for their event: Romance Under the Stars! Who wouldn't want to celebrate Love Day at the Hayden Planetarium under the stars, open bar and a chance to win one of our silky nebulas!
The Event is sold out - unfortunately - however to participate in the giveaway all you need is to tweet us the right answers to the following questions:
1. Moons of this gas giant planet are named for lovers of the Greek god Zeus and their daughters.
2. According to Chinese mythology, these two stars are lovers separated by the Silver River (Milky Way), except during the summer Qixi Festival, when a flock of magpies forms a bridge allowing them to cross the river.
A.) Sirius & Procyon
B.) Vega & Altair
C.) Zubeneschamali & Zubenelgenubi
D.) Polaris & the Sun
3. This red supergiant star in the constellation Orion is expected to explode as a supernova in the next million years.
4. Which if these is NOT an actual name for a type of galaxy collision that results in two galaxies becoming one galaxy?
A.) Wet merger
B.) Dry Merger
C.) Damp merger
D.) Sloppy merger
5. This is the weakest of the four fundamental forces, but it operates over the longest distances (isn’t physics romantic?!).
A.) Electromagnetic Force
B.) Strong Nuclear Force
C.) Weak Nuclear Force
* The questions were created by Emily Rice from Astronomy on Tap.