Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes


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Which type of telescope is no longer used much by astronomers?

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1. Which type of telescope is used by the Hubble Space Telescope?

2. Which types of telescopes collect light in the visible range?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of radio, reflecting, and refracting telescopes. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the purpose of X-ray and gamma ray telescopes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Telescope types currently in limited use
  • The Hubble Space Telescope
  • Telescopes that collect long wavelengths of light

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on radio, reflecting, and refracting telescopes
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast the abilities and uses of radio, reflecting, and refracting telescopes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about telescopes that collect short wavelengths of light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson Types of Telescopes: Radio, Reflecting & Refracting Telescopes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the reasons for the existence of different types of telescopes
  • Understand the purpose of radio, X-ray, and gamma ray telescopes
  • Identify the benefits of a refractor telescope
  • Understand how a reflector telescope works