Have you ever wondered about how big stars actually are? Have you ever wondered how astronomers and astrophysicists determine the sizes of stars? Well, everyone can learn how to do this by using the simple representations and manipulating the mathematical equations which are illustrated and demonstrated within this lesson.
Guided Practice: Day 1
Introducing the size of stars
Star Dimensions Data Table worksheet.pdf
Binary star light curve demo
Guided Practice: Day 2
Measuring star sizes using binary star light curves
Measuring Binary Stars worksheet.pdf