Keynote lectures/Astronomy/Quiz

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Astronomy is the first and introductory lecture of the course on the principles of radiation astronomy.

This is the dome of the Zeiss telescope at Merate Astronomical Observatory, Merate (LC), Italy. Credit: CAV.

It is the flagship lecture for the astronomy department of the school of physics and astronomy.

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1 Yes or No, A sunrise may be detected by listening for bird song.


2 The first source of odor when the terminator passes at the beginning of daylight may be which of the following?

the Sun
a meteorite impact
flowers that open their blooms at sunrise
a late-summer rainstorm
the Moon

3 True or False, A dominant group associated with astronomy differs from a control group in that it rules the treatment of the control group.


4 The science of physical and logical laws is called

5 True or False, A control group may be used in astronomy to demonstrate no effect or a standard effect versus a novel effort applied to a treatment group.


6 Chemistry phenomena associated with astronomy are

at least three-quarters of the human genome

7 True or False, Pure astronomy involves no doing apart from itself.


8 Complete the text:


, have long been known from

Age contexts.

9 True or False, An aurora seen from Australia may be a blue radiation source.


10 A natural rocky source of chemicals from the sky to the ground may originate from what astronomical source?

the solar wind
the diffuse X-ray background
Mount Redoubt in Alaska
the asteroid belt
the International Space Station

11 True or False, A professional astronomer holding a digital camera in their hands while working on the International Space Station is a primary astronomical visual source.


12 The use of the principle of line of sight allows what phenomenon to be determined?

the Moon is closer to the Earth than the Sun
the planet Mercury is nearer to the Earth than Venus
any cumulus cloud overhead follows the Sun across the sky
the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun is in the plane of the galaxy
the surface of the photosphere of the Sun is hotter than the surface of Mars
lightning always precedes rain

13 Yes or No, The average value of the radius of the Earth's orbit around the Sun is a displacement.


14 Which of the following is not an electron volt?

the angular momentum of the planet Mercury around the Sun
a unit of energy
a quantity that denotes the ability to do work
1.2 PeV
a unit dimensioned in mass, distance, and time
a unit not based on the Coulomb

15 True or False, The force of gravity is a major portion of the strong nuclear force.


16 Which of the following is not an astronomical entity?

Johannes Kepler
the coronal cloud very near the Sun
the Moon
the question mark (?)
the Barrington Meteor Crater
Johannes Hevelius

17 True or False, Optical telescopes use domes as a form of shelter.


18 Which of the following is a natural satellite of the Earth?

the Sun
a meteor
the Moon
a cloud within the Earth's atmosphere
the Zodiacal Light
the International Space Station

19 True or False, The purpose of a treatment group in astronomy is to describe natural processes or phenomena for the first time relative to a control group.


20 Evidence that demonstrates that a model or idea with respect to astronomy versus a control group is feasible is called a


21 Complete the text:

A short or

realization of a certain

or idea to

a treament's feasibility is called a proof of


22 Complete the text:

A proof-of-concept structure, including a control group, consists of

, procedures, findings, and



  1. Questions about pure astronomy may be most about early astronomy.

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