Nearby Stars

  Do you know our nearest stars?   How much do you know about astronomy? How about our nearest stars? Of course, the star closest to us is the Sun, but how about the others? Today we have challenging questions about our stellar neighbors based on the article “The Nearest Stars” by Todd J. Henry … More Nearby Stars

Dust in the Wind

 How much do you know about astronomy? Today we have challenging questions about interplanetary dust based on the article “Interplanetary Dust” by Roy Bishop in the Observer’s Handbook 2019. I created five questions that could be answered without reading this chapter. You have up to five minutes to complete the challenge today. Begin now. Do … More Dust in the Wind

Rocks from the Sky

  How much do you know about astronomy?   Today we have challenging questions about meteorites based on the article “Meteorite Identification” by Richard K. Herd and Christopher D.K. Herd in the Observer’s Handbook 2019. I created seven questions that could be answered without reading this chapter. You have up to ten minutes to complete … More Rocks from the Sky

Ishtar the beautiful

Venus How much do you know about astronomy? Today we have challenging questions about Venus based on the article “The Planets in 2019” by Murray Paulson. In the Observer’s Handbook 2019 the section on Venus includes a plot of elongation. I created five questions that could be answered without reading this chapter. You have up to … More Ishtar the beautiful

Space Voyages

How much do you know about astronomy? Today we have challenging questions about voyages in the solar system, inspired by that chapter in the Observer’s Handbook 2019. Please get out a clean sheet of paper and a No. 2 pencil and prepare for today’s Astronomy Challenge. If you find a mistake, please let me know. … More Space Voyages