A Useful Website for Astronomy
in High School
If teachers want to incorporate astronomy into their lessons, it is
important for them to also have good resources. One possible site is
the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Check out SkyServer,
a database for the observations they’ve performed, and although
it doesn’t seem as though there are enough measurements per star
for detailed variable star study, other options do exist. Here is a
brief list of the features the site offers.
An introduction to the SkyServer website.
Contains data about different objects, including magnitude, red shift
(in some cases), and spectra.
Allow you to move around the sky imaged by the SDSS and find pictures
and basic data (magnitude, location, type of object).
Contains links and descriptions of free basic and advanced projects
teachers may do with students.
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