The Universe
Galaxies 1
Galaxies 2
Constellations
Famous Astronomers
100
How many universes are there?
What is ONE!
100
The galaxy in which Earth is located is called the _______.
What is Milky Way galaxy
100
Which type of galaxy is spherical and contains mainly old stars?
What is ELLIPTICAL
100
How many constellations have been named by astronomers?
What is 88
100
What is the minimum educational requirement to be an astronomer?
PhD/Doctorate degree
200
Which is bigger: the universe or the Milky Way galaxy?
What is THE UNIVERSE
200
The Milky Way galaxy is what type of galaxy?
What is SPIRAL.
200
Which type of galaxy has a central bulge?
What is SPIRAL
200
Which constellation looks like a W or E?
What is CASSIOPEIA
200
What is the minimum annual salary for an astronomer?
$95,500
300
Where is the Milky Way galaxy located? Within the universe or outside the universe?
What is WITHIN THE UNIVERSE
300
Which type of galaxy has no defined shape?
What is IRREGULAR
300
Which type of galaxy generally has the fewest stars and smaller than other types of galaxies?
What is IRREGULAR
300
Which constellation looks like a man hunting and has an obvious "belt"?
What is ORION
300
Which famous astronomer is known for his research that proved that the universe is expanding?
Who is EDWIN HUBBLE
400
True or False: The universe is slowing down and getting smaller.
What is FALSE
400
Would you find more gas and dust in a spiral galaxy or in an elliptical galaxy?
What is SPIRAL
400
How many light years across is the Milky Way galaxy? (answer must be within 10 of the correct answer to receive points)
What is 100,000 LIGHT YEARS
400
Which constellation has the star Deneb at the top and is also known as the Swan or Northern Cross?
What is CYGNUS
400
Which famous astronomer is known for his heliocentric idea that the Sun was the center of the universe, not the Earth?
Who is NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
500
The universe is made up of these 3 things: matter, energy, & _________?
What is SPACE!
500
Which type of galaxy generally has the fewest stars?
What is IRREGULAR.
500
Which hemisphere is best for seeing the Milky Way galaxy?
What is SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
500
Which constellation makes up the Big Dipper and can be seen in the northern sky every night of the year?
What is URSA MAJOR
500
Which famous astronomer is known for his research that lead to the discovery of Pluto and he built an observatory in Flagstaff, AZ?
Who is PERCIVAL LOWELL?
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