Maths

Pwys ar Blanedau

Wedi’i anelu at ddisgyblion 11-14 oed, mae’r gweithgaredd hwn yn gwneud defnydd o algebra sylfaenol a graffiau i atgyfnerthu'r syniadau o effeithiau disgyrchiant a sut mae’r effeithiau yna yn dibynnu ar le ydych chi yng Nghysawd yr Haul.

Hunting For Asteroids

Aimed at pupils aged 11-14 this workshop encourages pupils to ‘blink’ between several images, taken by the Liverpool Telescope, in a bid to find asteroids. The activity can then be extended to them using the LT Image software functionality to calculate the speed of the asteroids, or simply a discussion on what asteroids are and how we track them.

Weight on Planets

Aimed at pupils aged 11-14 this workshop makes use of some basic algebra and graphs to reinforce ideas about the effects of gravity and how these effects depend upon where in the Universe you are.

Lunar Mountains

Aimed at pupils aged 11-16, this workshop challenges students to measure the shadows cast on the Moon’s surface, then utilise algebraic techniques to determine the height of those mountains.

Angles in Astronomy

An arcsecond is a very small angle
Credit: NSO
Angles are used a lot in astronomy. We can measure both the size of an object in the sky and mark its position by using angles.

However, sometimes the angles are very small - much less than a degree. Therefore, astronomers often use things called arcminutes and arcseconds.