And the winner (will be): M theory! Hawking’s Last Great Prediction?

And the winner (will be): M-theory! Hawking’s Last Great Prediction?   Hawking, Stephen, and Mlodinow, Leonard, The Grand Design  Bantam Books, New York: 2010. Very sure of himself, Dr. Stephen Hawking wrote that the M-theory, once it is confirmed by observation, will be acknowledged as the theory of the universe. All we need are those … More And the winner (will be): M theory! Hawking’s Last Great Prediction?

The Milky Way

LTA Trivia Quiz for Monday, March 12, 2018 TOPIC: The Milky Way The Milky Way is a band of faint light that stretches across the sky that is, in fact, the light from the stars in our home galaxy. The questions today are about that appearance in our sky, not about our home galaxy. Name … More The Milky Way

Do you know that stuff is moving around out there?

Movements On Monday, February 26, our Periscope Trivia Contest was about movement in space. Here are the questions. Below are the answers and winners. How many questions can you answer correctly? Questions During retrograde motion, where will a planet rise? Earth’s speed changes as it orbits the Sun. Which of Kepler’s Laws describes this change? … More Do you know that stuff is moving around out there?

Do You REALLY Know Your February Constellations?

February Constellations Later this month, I will be assisting during the public observing session at Cline Observatory. Here are some questions about the night sky this month.  The winners from my Periscope broadcast are listed below.  How many could you answer correctly? In 1834 Friedrich Bessel announced this star had a slight wobble to its … More Do You REALLY Know Your February Constellations?

References in the Sky

References in the Sky Periscope Trivia Contest On Monday’s Periscope broadcast this week our Trivia contest was about references in the sky. Reference points and Reference lines: the structure we impose on the celestial sphere to describe position and motion. Here are your questions, with the correct answers and winners listed at the end. How … More References in the Sky

Some Light Questions

Radiation Trivia Quiz on Periscope   Monday, January 29, 2018 On Monday, January 29, I held a trivia contest on my Periscope broadcast.  Today’s topic?  RADIATION!  Don’t make light of the topic.  How many can you get correct? What is the most energetic form of electro=magnetic radiation? Who made the first measurement of the speed of … More Some Light Questions

People in Astronomy

On Mondays I’ve been holding an astronomy trivia contest.  Today, we focused on some astronomers.  Here are my questions.  See how many you can answer correctly before you look at the answers at the bottom of the page. People in Astronomy Periscope Trivia Questions January 22, 2018 Who was the first astronomer to determine that … More People in Astronomy

Will Radley and Speaar40 are Tops in Knowing Solar System Astronomy Mistakes

What mistakes have been made in the astronomy of our Solar System?  I picked out ten big ones and offered them to my Periscope viewers. How many of the questions below can you answer correctly without looking? In a competition with 894 Live Viewers on January 15, two players both got three correct. WARNING:  I … More Will Radley and Speaar40 are Tops in Knowing Solar System Astronomy Mistakes