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Studies of a Population of Stars: Distances and Motions

Make observations and use available data and simple calculations to correlate observations and data in the characterization of stars. In this activity, the distances of bright stars are calculated and their motions, in the plane of the sky and in three dimensions are illuminated.

Author(s):

Stephen J. Edberg

Date Accepted: 2013-04-06 Grade Group: High School (9-12) Benchmarks: M1.3.9 M1.4.2 M8.3.9 S15.3.3 S3.4.3 Keywords: star parallax motion distance velocity Microsoft Word: 03_05_10_1.docx PDF Document: 03_05_10_1.pdf