Worksheet: History of Astronomy

In this worksheet, we will practice recognizing the way our understanding of the solar system has changed over time.


Before the 15th century, people did not believe that the Sun was the center of our universe.

What did they think was the center of the universe?

  • AThe Sun
  • BThe Moon
  • CJupiter
  • DEarth


Astronomy is a branch of science. What does astronomy mean?

  • AThe study of plants
  • BThe study of constellations (stars)
  • CThe study of aliens
  • DThe study of stars, planets, and space

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