Students access and use real data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory to estimate the rotation period of our Sun. Students will use digital tools, make accurate observations and measurements, apply mathematical knowledge, and evaluate their results.
Red supergiants have the largest radius of all known stars. They have low surface temperatures (for stars!) of below 4,100 K. This causes them to shine with a red colour. The star Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion is a red supergiant.
Aimed at pupils aged 4 – 7, this workshop provides an opportunity for pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of our world in space, as well as other cultures. Pupils hear the story of Orion and the Scorpion and then create their own constellations, using art, design, and maths skills.
Occupation: Astronomer & Former President of the International Astronomical Union
Year born: 1940
Research Areas: Nebulae & Star Birth