Astronomy Exam Taker

 It will be available from July 31st to August 7th.  There is a 3 hour time limionce you begin the test, and it will automatically submit once those three hours are up, even if you have not completed all answers.

 

Textbook

Title: Discovering the Universe 

Author: Comins and Kaufmann

Publisher: W.H. Freeman 

Edition: 9th 

 

 

There are 90 questions on the test:

– 60 multiple choice, worth 1 point each

– 20 true/false, worth 1 point each

– 10 matching, worth 2 points each

Here are some topics you may want to study!

  1. Kepler’s Laws
  2. Differences between Jovian and Terrestrial planets
  3. Characteristics of specific planets and their moons
  4. H-R Diagram
  5. Cepheid variable stars
  6. Spectral type classifcation of stars
  7. Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation

Here are some specific definitions that may help you as well:

  1. Synodic / Sidereal period
  2. Supermassive black holes
  3. Quasars
  4. Astronomical unit (AU)
  5. Solstice
  6. Spectroscopic parallax
  7. Planetary nebula
  8. Event horizon
  9. Escape velocity
  10. Apparent / Absolute magnitude
  11. Blue / Red shift
  12. Hydrostatic equilibrium
  13. Neutrino
  14. Luminosity

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