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  • 1. The Great PSBB Astro Club quiz
  • 2. Qn#1 Let’s start with easy stuff. Which is the closest star to the Earth?
  • 3. Qn#2 In Sesame Street season 29, Slimey the undertook a 6-week journey into space. Slimey was accepted by WASA, or the Worm's Air and Space Agency, as part of the lunar program. He then trained rigorously to become an astroworm and was finally chosen as part of the mission's international crew, showing viewers that practice makes perfect.
    Now the question, what is WASA a parody of?
  • 4. Qn#3 What is the name of this dog?
  • 5. Qn#4  Identify the lady
  • 6. X and Y were the sons of Ares and Aphrodite. X is the Greek god of fear. The word phobia is derived from his name. Y is the Greek god of terror. Words like demon come from his name. Identify X and Y.
    What is the relevance of this question in this quiz?
  • 7. This book’s main characters are George, Eric, Annie, Dr. G. Reeper (or Greeper), and Cosmos, the world's most powerful computer. Cosmos can draw windows allowing people to look into outer space, as well as doors which act as portals allowing travel into outer space. The book was authored by the lady on the right with her father.
    Identify her and her father
  • 8. This photograph shows the father of the Indian space program taking rocket parts on his bicycle. Identify him.
  • 9. The explorer on the right lends his name to these irregular shaped dwarf galaxies visible from the Southern Hemisphere which are a part of our local group.
    Identify the explorer.
  • 10. ___X___ is the brightest star in the night sky. With a visual apparent magnitude of −1.46, it is almost twice as bright as Canopus, the next brightest star. ____ is also known colloquially as the "___(Y)_____", reflecting its prominence in its constellation, Canis Major (Big Dog). The heliacal rising of __(X)___ marked the flooding of the Nile in Ancient Egypt and the "Dog Days" of summer for the Ancient Greeks, while to the Polynesians it marked winter and was an important star for navigation around the Pacific Ocean.
    What is X and Y?
  • 11. This picture shows how Eratosthenes discovered the value of what?
  • 12. It reads "Here, where stood the house of Domenico Maria Novara, professor of the ancient Studium of Bologna._______________, the Polish mathematician and astronomer who would revolutionize concepts of the universe, conducted brilliant celestial observations with his teacher in 1497–1500. Placed on the 5th centenary of [_________'] birth by the City, the University, the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna, the Polish Academy of Sciences. 1473 - 1973."
    Fill up the blanks.
  • 13. This is the 90 foot high samrat yantra , which you can find in the Jaipur Jantar Mantar.
    What does it serve as?
  • 14. In which US state would you find this crater?
  • 15. This is called the HR diagram.
    What does HR stand for?
  • 16. If Mark Twain was born when Halley ’s Comet went by Earth and he died when it returned the next time, how long did he live?
  • 17. New Yorkers Noah Fulmor (fourth from left), Erin Finnegan, and their dozen guests spent U.S. $60,000 to become the first couple to wed under ___ conditions? (This is some Boeing flight btw)
  • 18. Insignia of?
  • 19. This is a mineral found on the moon called Armalcolite.
    How did it get its name?
  • 20. Connect
  • 21. The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) was a year-long celebration of astronomy that took place in 2009 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations by whom?
  • 22. Which Shakespeare play is staged in the Globe theatre every year on June 21st 9:00 pm? And what is special about the date?
  • 23. If US astronauts are called …er… astronauts and Russian astronauts are called cosmonauts, then what are Chinese astronauts called?
  • 24. Who is credited with building the first ever reflecting telescope?
  • 25. X is the smallest identified dwarf planet in the solar system and the only one in the asteroid belt. For half of the 19th century, it was classified as the eighth planet. It is named after X, the Roman goddess of growing plants, the harvest, and motherly love. Y is metal with atomic number 58 and is named after X. Identify X and Y.
  • 26. What does this diagram of Percival Lowell depict?
  • 27. This image shows the day arc in the equator on which day?
  • 28. Complete the 2 blanks from this prize winning essay in a student essay writing competition. And what is this thing doing in an astroquiz?I used to live in an orphanage. It was dark and cold and lonely. At night, I looked up at the sparkly sky and felt better. I dreamed I could fly there. In America, I can make all my dreams come true. Thank you for the ______ and the _______. — Sofi Collis, age 9
  • 29. Identify this device once used to measure angular distances between stars. They are little used today, having been replaced over time by transit telescopes, astrometry techniques, and satellites such as Hipparcos.
  • 30. These are lines from the very famous ‘The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Which astronomical phenomenon is described in these lines?The upper air burst into life! And a hundred fire-flags sheen, To and fro they were hurried about! And to and fro, and in and out, The wan stars danced betweenAnd the coming wind did roar more loud, And the sails did sigh like sedge; And the rain poured down from one black cloud; The Moon was at its edge
  • 31. Identify any 2. And what has the man in the middle presented to the other 2 men?
  • 32. What is the name of this nebula?
  • 33. Identify this duo.
  • 34. When did Google come up with this doodle?
  • 35. What is this?
  • 36. What is such an orbit called? (a red satellite orbits clockwise around a blue/black planet spinning counter clockwise.)
  • 37. What are such devices called?
  • 38. In 2006, it was rechristened the name ‘134340’. But due to protests and requests its name became ‘134340 X’ where X is what it was known as before 2006. What is X?
  • 39. Identify the constellation in the middle (the one with the name blanked out).
  • 40. The Indian satellite launch centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, located about 100 km north of Chennai in South India, was renamed the _______ Space Centre after this guy. What is his name?
  • 41. Identify the man presenting in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EyAKFi3_Xg
  • 42. When the blazing sun is gone,When he nothing shines upon,Then you show your little light,Then the traveller in the dark,Thanks you for your tiny spark,He could not see which way to go,If you did not twinkle so.As your bright and tiny spark,Lights the traveller in the dark,—Though I know not what you are,In the dark blue sky you keep,And often through my curtains peep,For you never shut your eye,Till the sun is in the sky.____ _____ _____ _______.Just tell me the first stanza.
  • 43. Now, what is the significance of 42?