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Charles Messier: Quiz


Question 1: In 1764, he was made a fellow of the Royal Society, in 1769, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and on 30 June 1770, he was elected to the ________.
Peter LaxFrench Academy of SciencesRaoul BottShiing-Shen Chern

Question 2: The purpose of the catalogue was to help astronomical observers, in particular ________ hunters such as himself, distinguish between permanent and transient objects in the sky.
CometSolar SystemSunCentaur (minor planet)

Question 3: The crater Messier on the ________ and the asteroid 7359 Messier were named in his honor.
Mercury (planet)Ganymede (moon)Io (moon)Moon

Question 4: In 1751 he entered the employ of Joseph Nicolas Delisle, the astronomer of the ________, who instructed him to keep careful records of his observations.
Force d'action navaleFrench aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91)Force océanique stratégiqueFrench Navy

Question 5: Life of a Comet Hunter: Messier and Astrobiology Professor ________ and Martin Griffiths, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, Spring 2007.
BBC Cymru WalesMark BrakeUnited KingdomTechniquest


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