Radiation astronomy/Activities

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The observation platform at the Munich Public Observatory provides a splendid view of the city of Munich and the Alps. Credit: Munich Public Observatory.

Astronomy activities is a collection of learning-by-doing resources focused on radiation astronomy and astrophysics.

Astronomy laboratories[edit | edit source]

Some of these are laboratories that ask the student, teacher, or researcher to conduct an experiment by locating an object of interest on the web or making one up from their imagination.

  1. Cratering laboratory
  2. Intergalactic medium/Laboratory
  3. Meteorites/Laboratory

Astronomy exercises[edit | edit source]

Others are participatory exercises for particular subjects of interest such as:

  1. Becoming an observer
  2. Binary Stars and Extrasolar Planets
  3. Cassiopeia and Ursa Major
  4. International Year of Astronomy
  5. Liquid water on Europa
  6. Lunar Boom Town
  7. Lunarpedia
  8. Observational astronomy
  9. Stellarium

Astronomy lessons[edit | edit source]

Lessons are activities that engage the participant in original astronomical research.

  1. First violet source in Leo
  2. First blue source in Boötes
  3. First cyan source in Caelum
  4. First green source in Tucana
  5. First yellow source in Aquila
  6. First orange source in Cancer
  7. First red source in Canis Major

Astronomy problems[edit | edit source]

Problem sets give the participants an opportunity to perform reasoning and mathematics.

Astronomy quizzes[edit | edit source]

Quizzes allow the students to test their knowledge and test-taking skills.

Theoretical astronomical activities[edit | edit source]

These are laboratories designed to introduce alternative explanations for astronomical phenomena. Examples include

  1. Cosmogony laboratory,
  2. Electric orbits,
  3. Electron beam heating/Laboratory,
  4. Magnetic field reversal,
  5. Neutrinos from the Sun, and
  6. Polar reversals.

Entities[edit | edit source]

  1. Dominant group/Astronomy
  2. Dominant group/Planetary science
  3. Earth-impact events
  4. Microquasar

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Backyard Astronomy
  2. Globulars in M31
  3. Highest temperature on Jupiter
  4. Spectral analysis of stars
  5. Spectrum of Vega
  6. Standard candles/Laboratory
  7. Stargazing
  8. The visible sky

Objects[edit | edit source]

  1. Alignment telescope
  2. Planets around other stars
  3. Radio Interferometer Telescope
  4. Spectrographs

Hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  1. Ancient or prehistorical astronomers watched the skies with more interest than we do today.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]