Free Astronomy Quiz

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Can you identify the stars and constellations of the night sky? The picture quizzes in this section will test your knowledge while helping you to find your way around the celestial sphere, identify individual stars, and recognise constellations :


Most of the quizzes below includes 15 multiple-choice style questions. If you get a question right, the next one will appear automatically, but if you get it wrong the correct answer will appear in a separate box so you can see where you went wrong. Just click ok to go to the next question. An overall score is given at the end of each quiz.


The northern circumpolar constellations
The northern circumpolar constellations
(12 questions, on the 6 constellations of Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Draco, and Ursa Minor and Major) :

Quiz 1


The northern constellations
The northern constellations
(looking in a southerly direction and including the 30 main constellations, as viewed from London, England) :

Quiz 1 (Winter to Summer) --- Quiz 2 (Summer to Winter)


The southern constellations
The southern constellations
(looking in a northerly direction and including the 30 main constellations, as viewed from Melbourne, Australia) :

Quiz 1 (Winter to Summer) --- Quiz 2 (Summer to Winter)


Identify the galaxies
Identify the galaxies
- A 16 question quiz on some of the most well-known galaxies in the night sky:

Quiz 1


Moons of the Solar System
Moons of the Solar System
- 24 of the best known moons in the Solar System; can you identify them all?

Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2


Features of the Moon
Features of the Moon
- Test your knowledge of the seas and craters of Earth's Moon:

Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2


Telescope
Telescopes
- How much do you know about this essential observing intrument?

Quiz 1 --- Quiz 2





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To support the quizzes in each section, we've put together some extra resources to provide further information: