Astronomy Facts 2014

  1. What is the scientific name of the constellation that is located above the North Pole?
  2. What is the second object from the sun called?
  3. What are the names of the two moons of Mars?
    • Phobos 
    • Deimos
  4. What word means to orbit in the opposite direction to the planets?
  5. What does the word "mare" mean?
    Dark area on planets
  6. Halley's Comet has been observed as early as 240 B.C. (true or false)
  7. Who was the brilliant student of Tycho Brahe that formulated the three laws of planetary motion?
    Johannes Kepler
  8. What word describes the farthest distance of the planet from the sun?
  9. What word describes the closest the planet can be from the moon?
  10. Who was the second astronaut to walk the moon?
    Buzz Aldorin
  11. Who was the first astronaut to walk the moon?
    Neil Armstrong
  12. Who made the first space flight in Vostok 1?
    Yuri Gagarin
  13. Who was the first American to orbit the Earth?
    John Glenn
  14. Who was the first American woman in space?
    Sally Ride
  15. Who was the first American astronaut in space?
    Alan Shepard
  16. Who was the first African-American astronaut in space?
    Mae Jemison
  17. Who had a heliocentric view of the universe?
    Nicholas Copernicus
  18. Who observed the four largest moons of Jupiter?
    Galileo Galilei
  19. Who demonstrated the presence of other galaxies?
  20. who had the geocentric view of the universe?
    Claudius Ptolemy
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Astronomy Facts 2014
Astronomy Facts