Pub quiz questions

  1. Which red giant is the fourth brightest star in the Sky?
    Arcturus

  2. What astronomical aid takes its name from the Greek words for 'far seeing?'
    Telescope

  3. What kind of eclipse occurs when the Sun and the Moon aren't exactly in line?
    A partial eclipse

  4. What simple telescope magnifies the view of distance objects by gathering light on curved mirrors?
    Reflecting telescope

  5. What, in strict scientific terms, is eclipsed in what is generally known as a solar eclipse?
    Earth

  6. Which American astronomer gave his name to a telescope launched into space in 1990?
    Edwin Hubble

  7. What occurs when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as viewed from earth?
    A solar eclipse

  8. What area of South London housed the Royal Observatory until 1948?
    Greenwich

  9. When there are two full moons in the same month, what is the second called?
    Blue Moon

  10. Which English county gained the most tourists to view the 1999 total solar eclipse?
    Cornwall