Astronomy-Objective Related Question Answers

1. Who was the first man in space?

Yuri Gagarin

2. The scientific study of a heavenly bodies is called?

Astronomy

3. How many kms is an Astronomical Unit (AU) in terrestrial measurements?

149597870700 metres or about 150 million kilometres (93 million miles)

4. In which book, Nicholas Copernicus, wrote that the Sun is the centre of Universe, that marked the beginning of modern astronomy?

De Revolution Orbium Coelestium

5. Who wrote ancient cosmological treatise Almagest?

Ptolemy

6. Which Greek astronomer of 150 BC compiled a catalogue of the position of more than 800 stars besides establishing a magnitude scale to measure star brightness, that is still in use?

Hipparchus

7. What is Big Bang Theory?

8. The science which deals with the nature and origin of the universe is known as?

Cosmology

9. Founder of Scientific Astronomy?

Hoffmann

10. A congregation of millions or billions of stars held together by gravity?

Galaxy

11. How many different kinds of galaxies are there?

12. Which American astronomer classified the galaxies into spiral elliptical and irregular types?

Edwin Hubble

13. Our galaxy milky way is a?

Spiral Galaxy

14. Which galaxy is called as the twin of our galaxy, the milky way?

M-31

15. Group of stars that form certain shapes or pattern are called?

Constellations

16. The pole star is a part of the ........ constellation?

Ursa Minor

17. Where is Lyra?

Lyra is a summer constellation.

18. The biggest constellation is?

Hydra

19. Which constellation is known as Hunter?

Orion

20. Father of modern space science?

Galileo Galilei

21. Oldest of all the constellations?

Leo

22. Which constellation is called by the name Milk- clipper?

Saggitarius

23. Where is Taurus?

Taurus extends from the celestial equator north to a little above 30° north declination.

24. The two nearest galaxies to our milky way?

Large Magellanic cloud and small Magellanic cloud

25. The galaxy nearer to our galaxy milky way?

Andromeda Galaxy
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