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Important Astronomers in History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the name of the dwarf planet Michael E. Brown discovered that caused Pluto's declassification as a planet?

Question 2 2. When was the Maria Mitchell Society formed on Nantucket Island?

Question 3 3. At which university was Jocelyn Bell Burnell studying radio astronomy when she discovered evidence for the existence of pulsars?

Question 4 4. Why was the planet discovered by Tombaugh named Pluto?

Question 5 5. In 1924, Arthur Eddington discovered the relationship between a star's mass and its _____.

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Question 6 6. Why did Carl Sagan determine that Venus was so hot?

Question 7 7. Due to Arthur Eddington being a member of the _____ faith, he declared himself a pacifist during World War I.

Question 8 8. How did Anders Celsius theorize that the aurora borealis was a result of the Earth's magnetic field?

Question 9 9. What was the name of a popular science fiction novel written by Carl Sagan?

Question 10 10. Why did Henrietta Swan Leavitt not complete an advanced degree in astronomy?

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Question 11 11. What planets did William Herschel discover moons around?

Question 12 12. Which of the following was NOT one of the accomplishments of Brahmagupta?

Question 13 13. What celestial object is Maria Mitchell famous for discovering?

Question 14 14. Originally, Celsius used which of the following numbers for the boiling point of water?

Question 15 15. Where did Edmund Halley attend university?

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Question 16 16. What did Antony Hewish do during his service in the military?

Question 17 17. What are the objects known as TNOs?

Question 18 18. At which college did Maria Mitchell serve as director of the college observatory?

Question 19 19. Which of these awards did Jocelyn Bell Burnell famously NOT receive for her discovery of pulsars, even though it was given to her Ph.D. mentors?

Question 20 20. At which of these institutions did Clyde Tombaugh NOT work?

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Question 21 21. Arthur Eddington's search for a ''fundamental'' or ''unified'' theory sought to finally unify which two fundamental theories of physics?

Question 22 22. Carl Sagan worked as part of a team to help NASA design the _____ robotic probe, which would become the first spacecraft to travel to another planet in 1962.

Question 23 23. Arthur Eddington was also famous for experimentally confirming which famous physics theory in 1919?

Question 24 24. What subject was Anders Celsius a professor of?

Question 25 25. Where did Carl Sagan go to college?

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Question 26 26. The time it takes for a Cepheid variable star to be at maximum brightness, dim, and then return to is maximum brightness is called its _____.

Question 27 27. What nationality was William Herschel?

Question 28 28. What is calculated using Brahmagupta's Formula?

Question 29 29. From whom did Maria Mitchell receive a medal for her discovery?

Question 30 30. Who was Anders Celsius?

Important Astronomers in History Chapter Exam Instructions

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