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World Observatories

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Get to know some of the world's most important and impressive astronomical observatories and devices.

Question 1:


The Arecibo Observatory, located approximately 12 miles south-southwest from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is notable for owning the world's largest single-aperture telescope of this type.
Catoptric telescope
Catadioptric telescope
Radio telescope
Dioptric telescope

Question 2:


The main purpose of the observatory located on the north shore of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains, California is studying what?
The Sun
Pulsars
The Moon
Black holes

Question 3:


The Hubble Space Telescope in orbit around the Earth has become one of the most important telescopes in the history of astronomy since its launch in 1990. It doesn't work in which one of these wavelength regimes?
Ultraviolet
Near-infrared
Radio
Optical

Question 4:


Which of the following historical sites did not serve as a kind of observatory in the past?
Abu Simbel, Egypt
The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
Kokino, Republic of Macedonia
Stonehenge, Great Britain

Question 5:


Which of these islands is known as the location of numerous important world observatories?
Cyprus
Hawaii
Madagascar
Okinawa

Question 6:


This observatory, located at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, uses two telescopes equipped with adaptive optics.
Observatorio Nacional de Llano del Hato
Paranal Observatory
W. M. Keck Observatory
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

Question 7:


The Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Augustin, USA, consisting of what number of separate radio antennae?
35
12
19
27

Question 8:


NASA's Chandra space observatory launched on July 23, 1999 uses what type of telescopes?
Radio telescopes
Optical telescopes
X-ray telescopes
Infrared telescopes

Question 9:


The Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, established in 1897 by George Ellery Hale, works with a 102 cm (40 inch) refracting telescope.
True
False

Question 10:


Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory is a complex of astronomical telescopes and instruments, located on the territory of which country?
Chile
Brazil
Spain
Peru

 


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