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Measuring the distance to the stars : trigonometric parallax

Description

Resource to explain the parallax angle, comprising an interactive task using flash which explains the parallax in visual terms. A number of online calculations using arc seconds and degrees are included. There is also a definition of the Parsec and how it can be calculated.

Subjects

stars | parallax angle | cosmology | physics | distance units | arcseconds | parsec | MATHEMATICS | Physical Sciences | Teaching | Design and delivery of programmes | UK EL10 = SCQF 10 | Honours degree | Graduate diploma | UK EL06 = SCQF 6 | Advanced courses | NICAT 3 | CQFW 3 | Advanced | A/AS Level | NVQ 3 | Higher | SVQ 3 | Physical sciences | F000 | EDUCATION / TRAINING / TEACHING | SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS | G | R

License

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Measuring the distance to the stars : spectroscopic parallax

Description

Resource to explain the absolute and apparent magnitudes of stars. It includes a short flash activity, a spreadsheet for students to complete, and a star map linked to further star information and questions.

Subjects

stars | parallax angle | cosmology | physics | distance units | parsecs | arcseconds | astronomy | Physical Sciences | MATHEMATICS | Design and delivery of programmes | Teaching | UK EL06 = SCQF 6 | Advanced courses | NICAT 3 | CQFW 3 | Advanced | A/AS Level | NVQ 3 | Higher | SVQ 3 | UK EL10 = SCQF 10 | Honours degree | Graduate diploma | Physical sciences | F000 | EDUCATION / TRAINING / TEACHING | SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS | G | R

License

Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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