Pluto
Humans in Space
Our place in space
Constellations
Wild Card
200

True or False: you can see Pluto in the night sky without a telescope or binoculars, so long as it is dark enough.

False: that thing is too far away to see without a telescope.

200

True or False: American astronauts were the first to  land on Mars.

False: no humans have stepped foot on mars yet.

200

What galaxy to we reside in?

The milky way

200

This great hunter in the sky contains the stars Betelgeuse, Bellatrix and Rigel.

Orion

200

Sing the opening lines to the national anthem. I'll only award points for stellar performances.

Wow, that was moving.

400

True or False: In roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the underworld

True: He is the Roman god of the underworld. Similar the the Greek god, Hades.

400

Sputnik was the first artificial space satellite put into orbit by humans. What country was responsible for it's launch in 1957?

USSR (Russia)

400

What is the most massive planet in our solar system?

Jupiter, it's HUGE. 1.898 E 27 kg (317.8 Earth mass)

400

Name four zodiac constellations

Yes, yes, yes, yes. Nice work.

400

Read this card in an Australian accent.

You're a regular Crocodile Dundee. Do you even know who that is? I feel like an old man.

600

Pluto is considered a "dwarf planet".  Name at least one other dwarf planet.

Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Ceres

600

How many people have stepped foot on the moon?  (closest answer gets the points)

12

600

True or False: the Voyager Space probe, launched by NASA in 1977, is now beyond the boundaries of our solar system.

TRUE! And amazing!

600

What is the name for the path that the sun takes across the sky? The moon, planets, and zodiac constellations can be found in this line as well.

The ecliptic.

600

Eat this packet of Del Scorcho Hot Sauce (TM)

Muy picante, eh?

800

Name the belt of icy objects that Pluto can be found in.

The Kuiper Belt, found in 1992, named after Dutch-American astronomer Gerard Kuiper.

800

Name one of the two astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission to step foot on the moon. 

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

800

What is the name of the large galaxy that is moving toward us?

Andromeda

800

What star can you use to find north?

Polaris, or the "north star"

800

Floss

Face Palm

1000

What is different about Pluto's orbit compared to the first eight planets?

It is tilted in relation to the ecliptic.

1000

There are six people of three nationalities in space right now. What space vehicle are they in?

The International Space Station.

1000

How far away from the sun are we right now, in Astronomical Units.

Thank the celestial gods you got that one right.

1000

What "fuzzy" object can be found beneath Orion's belt?  (hint, these places are the birthplace of stars)

A nebula

1000

Do your best impression of a cow. NOTE: a cow does not stand on two legs.

Was that worth the 400 points? I certainly hope so.

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