Stupendous Scale
Ridiculous Rants
Curious Constellations
Spectacular Stars
Mighty Meteors
100

The average distance from the Earth to the Sun, approximately 149,600,000 kilometers

What is the Astronomical Unit?

100

A scientist who had a medieval castle on an island to do astronomy and chemistry in

Who is Tycho Brahe?
100

A collection of star charts

What is a star atlas?

100

Smashing two small atoms, often Hydrogen

What is nuclear fusion?

100

The region between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids live

What is the asteroid belt?
200

The age of the universe

What is 13.8 billion years?

200

A system of measuring the brightness of stars where the brighter stars have a smaller value assigned to them

What is the magnitude system?

200

A key tool when using a star chart

What is a compass?

200

Splitting a big atom, often Uranium or Plutonium

What is nuclear fission?

200

Small rocky bodies that burn up in the atmosphere causing a bright streak; a colloquial name for a meteor

What is a shooting star?
300

The cosmic speed limit, approximately 300 million meters per second

What is the speed of light? 

300

A unit for brightness that refers to the reflectivity of objects, used to describe objects that don't produce their own light like the moon and pavement

What is albedo?

300

A constellation that will be visible tonight

Cygnus, Scorpius, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Lyra, Aquila, Bo├Âtes, Hercules, Ophiuchus, Sagittarius, Virgo, Corona Borealis, etc.  

300

The end of life for the biggest stars

What is a black hole?

300

The name of a small rocky body that makes impact with the Earth's surface

What is a meteorite?

400
This is 93.016 billion light years across

What is the observable universe?

400

A system where each tick up or down the scale increases or decreases the value by a different number than 1. The H-R diagram uses factors of 10, for example.

What is a logarithmic scale?

400

The location of the first star map

What is the tomb of Senenmut?

400

Where stars spend most of their lives

What is the main sequence?

400

The theorized sphere of comets and other icy bodies that marks the edge of our solar system

What is the Oort Cloud?
500

Famously misused in Star Wars: A New Hope, the distance from the Earth to a star that has a parallax angle of 1 arcsecond (1/3600th of a degree)

What is a parsec?

500

Two factors that affect a star's brightness

What is how hot it is, how big it is, how far away it is, light pollution, and atmospheric interference?

500

Largest star atlas ever produced

Uranographia of J. E. Bode (1801)

500

An element that does not make energy from being split or smashed

Iron (Fe)

500

The name of an asteroid that has an orbit that is completely interior to Venus's; a subclass of the Atira near Earth asteroids

What is a Vitira/2020 AV2?
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