Have you ever noticed how the night sky looks different every single day? This is because we are constantly moving in space so our view changes.
The Sun is our closest star and the centre of our Solar System. However, it is only one of several billion stars in our galaxy.
Astronomers study and learn about the Sun using observations from telescopes along with data collected by space probes. But how much do you know about our star? Test your knowledge using this quiz!
Did you know there are mountains on the Moon? How tall do you think they are? Are they higher than mountains on Earth?
Complete this activity to find out! You will use high resolution images of the Moon and a bit of maths to investigate the answer.
Have you noticed the Moon is brighter some nights than others? And it looks like the Moon changes shape? We call these changes the phases of the Moon.
The Sun is a constant presence in our life on Earth. It gives us the heat and light we need to survive. But it is not a stable place. The Sun is a ball of hot plasma which is constantly changing.
Have you noticed that the Moon doesn't always look the same. Sometimes we can see the full face of the Moon and it becomes the brightest object in the night sky. At other times, it appears as a just small sliver in the sky.
You have probably seen the Moon in the sky but have you ever studied it in detail?
You can use the Liverpool Telescope to observe features on the Moon’s surface. This is because the telescope has a field of view that shows small areas of the sky in lots of detail.
The Liverpool Telescope is owned and operated by LJMU with financial support from STFC