Semester Project Information and Data Packets:

Astronomy will explore the Universe beginning with the basics of how the night sky changes throughout the year. We will then look at ancient astronomy and how it was used.  Next we move on to the properties of light and see how telescopes have been developed to take advantage of those properties.  We'll continue with an in depth look at gravity and our own sun and compare it to all stars.  From there we will look at the life cycle and death cycle of stars and study what kinds of things they become, including white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes.  Then we will look at galaxies and how they evolve, and finish with a look at cosmology and the Universe as a whole.  How did it begin?  How will it end? And, what is our role?

Stellar Evolution 1-4 Ranking Tasks
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