: SkyMap Pro 6.0 THIS
CONTEST IS CLOSED
we are offering what in our opinion is one of the best planetarium
programs available today: SkyMap Pro 6.0! You can find all
of the details on this great Windows® compatible program
by visiting the SkyMap website.
All you have to do is answer correctly as many questions as
possible and you're entered into the contest to WIN!
your answers to the following questions, enter your correct
name and email address (this must be valid because this is
how the winner will be notified) and press "Enter the
Contest". Remember to check the contest rules and terms
below before entering. The winner will
be drawn from the pool of entries that had the most answers
correct. The contest closed at 12:01am PST on September
1st, 2000. Hint: clues
and answers can be found if you search this website deep enough.
The average distance from the Earth to the Sun is known as:
answers (select one):
Which planet has the smallest diameter?
answers (select one):
What does the acronym "GRB" stand for?
answers (select one):
correct answers to the August 2000 @stro contest were:
#1: astronomical unit - An astronomical unit is a
unit of measurement based on the average distance Earth is from
the Sun in its orbit. One astronomical unit is equal to about
93 million miles.
courtesy of SEDS
#2: Pluto - The
planet Pluto is approximately 2274km in diameter. The next smallest
planet, Mercury, is about 4880km in diameter. More
info on Pluto...
courtesy of SEDS
#3: gamma-ray burst - A gamma-ray burst, or GRB,
is an intense, concentrated burst of gamma radiation whose origin
is not yet understood. More
info on GRBs...
courtesy of NASA
Patrick C. of San Diego, CA
1st runner-up: Vijay K. of India
2nd runner-up: E.L. M. of Poway, CA
visit the developers at SkyMap to see what this prize is
all about. SkyMap:
- Helps with
observing trip planning
- Allows for
comprehensive observation logs to be kept
accurate real-time star maps, or select views from future/past
days, hours and minutes
- Comes with
extensive database support for deep-sky objects, comets, asteroids
- Enables computerized
telescope control with compatible systems
- and much
a copy if you didn't win. It's worth it! We can recommend it because
we *use* it.
@stro contest rules and terms
- Void where
prohibited by law.
- The contest
will be over and closed to new entrants on 12:01am PST, September
- Only ONE
entry will be accepted per name/email address. Please respect
this. Proven repeated entries from the same person will result
in your expulsion from current and future contests.
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the next runner-up. Payment for shipping fees must be drawn in
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ALL of the answers correct. If there are NO emails with all of
the answers correct a pool of entries containing the most correct
answers will be compiled and drawn from. If there are no entries
with any correct answers the pool of entries drawn upon will be
all emails submitted. Three entries will be randomly selected
to determine the winner - a primary winner and two runner-ups.
In the event that the primary winner is unable to take possession
of the prize for whatever reason, the next runner-up will receive
it, and so on. If there are no entries, we'll put it up on eBay
and make a buck. :o)
- Contest rules,
terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and for
- We reserve
the right to discontinue this contest at any time and for any
- The winner
will be notified via email of their good fortune on or about September
research has been done to ensure that the questions made sense
and the answer is correct, but neither is open for discussion.
Basically, we're sorry if you didn't understand the questions,
but they stand as-is. Feel free to email
for clarification of the question or answers BEFORE you press
"Enter the Contest". The final determination of the
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of the @stro pages and is subject to change without notice.
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