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Sky Quest

Division: A- Elementary

NC Essential Standards Alignment: 3.E.1, 4.E.1, 6.E.1

Event Rules: Sky Quest Rules 2022

Event Score Sheet: None

Clarifications: None


Teams will be tested on their knowledge of the solar system. Topics include the sun, moon, planets, rotation and revolution, moon phases, seasons, space exploration missions, and identification of constellations/stars/asterisms based on a provided list.


Writing instruments only.


High Score Wins.

Common Mistakes:




Fast Facts:


Event Resources:

2019 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2020 Rules)
2019 Sky Quest Test
2021 Sky Quest Practice Test
2021 Sky Quest Practice Test Answers
2021 Sky Quest Regional Test
2021 Sky Quest Regional Test Answers
Make a Phases of the Moon calendar for 2020

Skyquest 2018 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2019 rules)
2017 Coaches Clinic Presentation
OpenStax – free downloadable text for intro Astro topics
Cassini – The Grand Finale of the Saturn mission
Great resource books and lessons from NASA
Skyquest: Hands-On Activities
DK Find Out!
Solar System Live
Planet Finder
Beyond Earth: A Chronicle of Deep Space Exploration – This book details all space missions and explains how we have progressed in space exploration throughout the years.
What’s Up in Space?¬†
Atlas of the Universe
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space 
Raleigh Astronomy Club
NASA’s Picture of the Day
NASA’s PhotoJournal
Secret Worlds: The Universe Within
Astronomical Distances
Raleigh Clear Sky Chart
Solar System Live
Heaven’s Above
Space Weather
Worldwide Telescope
Where is the Center of the Universe?