Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.
A6: Use a shadow stick to record the Sun's direction.B6: Compare the time on a sundial with local mean time.
Use repeated observations or long-exposure photos of the faintest stars to quantify the effect of light pollution.
Use pinhole or telescope to project the Sun's image; record Sunspots to determine the Sun's rotation period.
Use estimates of the magnitude of a variable star over time to determine its period.
Produce detailed drawings/photos of at least three Messier/NGC objects.
Use long-exposure photos of circumpolar stars to determine the length of the sidereal day.
Hello stargazers! On this page you will find free worksheets and coursework guides to help you with GCSE Astronomy, along with suggested videos to watch.
how big is the universe
Royal Observatory astronomer Liz shows us the expanding nature of the Universe and how this affects the light reaching us from distant galaxies, some of which will remain forever hidden from our view.
how do we know how old the sun is
ROG astronomer Brendan explains how we determine the age of our Solar System from space rocks and how we can work out how long the Sun has left before it engulfs the inner planets.
Our Universe began 13.8 billion years ago and it has been expanding ever since. Is it destined to expand forever or will it suffer a more crushing end? Astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich explain the fate of the Universe in this video.