This second test will cover the historical development of our modern heliocentric concept of the universe. Understanding of the works of Copernicus, Tycho, Galileo and Kepler will be essential to success in this test. There will also be some general questions about the inventory of objects found in the solar system.There will be 15 multiple choice questions , one diagram and two essay questions.
Diagram There will be a diagram. You will need to identify the different regions of the solar system and recognize classes of objects based on their orbits.
Essay 1: What events led astronomers to change from a geocentric view of the universe to a heliocentric view? You must name the important people involved. Essay 2:Describe the major types of objects orbiting the Sun. Give examples of the locations of these objects