Category: Observational astronomy

Let's observe the Moon and learn how to measure its motion with simple observations and tools!
Build a simple cross-staff and measure the stars!
Find the exoplanet and determine its size using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope!
Let's make a simple model of the Orion constellation
Let's learn how stars in constellations move through time using real astronomical images.
Using telescope images of comet C/2019 Y4 we calculate its average speed and understand what a physical quantity is
Like a "modern" Galileo, use true astronomical satellite observations to discover if the Sun (and other celestial objects) are rotating!
Find out the Sun’s rotation period, applying the simple equation of average speed to a real astronomical case.
Learn how the Vikings used the sky to navigate at sea with a hands-on activity!
How did Arabian sailors navigate at sea?
How to navigate at sea like an explorer?
Learn the ancient skill of Celestial Navigation
Measure the distance to an asteroid with a novel technique
Let's observe the evening sky with the naked eye
Understand astronomical distances using street lights
Use a globe to describe your position on Earth.
Demonstrate the seasons on Earth using a model.
Learn about constellations by building a star lantern.
Build a sundial and discover how time can be measured.
Investigate three dimensional objects and perspective using constellations
Let's see how the Moon always keeps the same face towards Earth!
Investigate the effects of light pollution on night sky observation.
Let's think about the night sky and write a poem related to astronomy!
Build a safe Sun viewer using cheap household items
Measure light pollution observing the faintest visible stars!
Build a Magnitude Reader to explore the visibility of stars