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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.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M1.3.9, M1.4.2, M8.3.9, S15.3.3, S3.4.3
Subject Keywords: star, parallax, motion, distance, velocity

Author(s): Stephen J. Edberg
PUMAS ID: 03_05_10_1
Date Received: 2010-03-05
Date Revised: 2013-04-06
Date Accepted: 2013-04-06

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