This site offers a range of free multiple-choice quizzes to test your knowledge of astronomy and the universe. With over 60 quizzes covering topics from how to use telescopes to the astrophysics of black holes, we're sure you'll find something of interest.
Each quiz includes 15 questions on the chosen subject area, and you can go through that set of questions as many times as you like until you're getting them all right, or take new quizzes on the same subject.
The main quiz sections are :
Observing - Picture quizzes of the stars and constellations, the features of Earth's Moon, and the moons of the Solar System
Exploring - Quizzes on astronauts and the probes, rockets and other technology used to explore our Solar System and beyond
The Solar System - Find out how much you know about the Solar System, its planets, moons and other objects
The Universe - Here you'll find quizzes on a range of subjects from the birth of stars to the death of the Universe, on cosmology and even extreme astrophysics!
The quizzes are a quick and easy way to remind yourself of what you've learned from books or in the classroom, and if you work through them on a regular basis you'll quickly improve your knowledge of astronomy; because practice makes perfect!
To support the quizzes in each section, we've put together some extra resources to provide further information:
- Articles - Alongside the quizzes, you'll find short articles on related topics, to help widen your knowledge of that area.
- Calendar - Our calendar will let you keep up to date with what's happening in the night sky, and with many space mission events
- Glossary - As with any field of scientific study astronomy has a long list of important terminology. So we've put together a glossary where you can check you fully understand the meaning of the more unusual words!