Astronomy Pretest




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  1. Please rank the following astronomy topics by your level of interest.*
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   N/A
    Astrobiology: Looking for life on other planets, the possibility of aliens, planets outside of our solar system    
    Solar System: how it was formed, how planets move, comets, asteroids, planet X, the Pluto controversy    
    The Sun: how it will end, sunspots, how it affects us on earth, layers of the sun    
    Stars: how they evolve, black holes, what stars are made up of, layers of stars, types of stars    
    Galaxies: how galaxies evolve, quasars, what they are made of    
    Universe: possibilities for how it formed, how it might end, its structure, what it is made of    
    Exploration: current NASA missions, future missions, spacecraft, space telescopes like the Hubble    
    Observing: recognizing constellations, mythology of constellations, light pollution, telescopes, using a starfinder    
    History: historical astronomers, ancient ideas about the sky, how the study of astronomy has changed over time    
    Modern Physics: relativity, string theory, wormholes, time travel, new forms of matter, antimatter, dark energy    
    Solving mathematical astronomy problems    
    Disproving astrology and other pseudosciences    
    Technology in astronomy: cameras, telescopes, software programs, etc.    

  1. What other astronomy topics (other than those listed above) are you interested in learning about?

  1. What are your plans after high school?*
    I am not sure if I will graduate high school
    College - science major
    College - nonscience major

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