This is an activity about sampling in astronomy. Learners will make a sampling window in order to estimate the number of stars in the sky visible to the unaided eye. After, they will discuss how to estimate the effect of different variables on their counts, such as sky brightness, dark adaptation, cloud cover, etc. Please note use of a clear night sky is optimal for this activity.
Resource Published Date:
Tuesday, December 30, 1969 - 19:00
SMD Forum Primary:
Available for purchase
1 to 7 days
Individual or Group:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
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Learning Time Comment:
Learning time not indicated by developer.