Ages and Distances to Star Clusters Lab Astronomy

Ages and Distances to Star Clusters Lab Astronomy
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Students will use an online simulation to determine the distances to star clusters by fitting the H-R diagram of each cluster to a normal main-sequence line.

Students will then determine the age of each cluster by considering the oldest surviving star on the main sequence, and then determining it's age.

Online simulation uses University of Nebraskas: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/distance/cluster_fitting.html

Materials required: Computers with internet access, scientific calculators, lab packets

Grouping: 2-3 students (suggested)

Level: High School
Total Pages
5 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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