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Finding your way with a Planisphere (Stage 4, Stage 5)

On Demand

Use a planisphere to navigate your way around the sky all year round.


ACTIVITY OUTLINE:

Make your own planisphere at home or in the classroom and use it to navigate the night sky where you live.

Follow along with Jennifer Hardwick and Dr Kate Harborne as they construct their planisphere and use it to find constellations.

*This activity requires a printout of the planisphere, scissors and a push-pin. 


IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ASTRO 3D


SPECIAL GUESTS:

This video is hosted by Jennifer Hardwick and Dr Kate Harborne from ICRAR. Jennifer Hardwick is a 2nd Year PhD Student at ICRAR-UWA. She studies the relationship between the rotation speed of galaxies and other galaxy properties such as their mass and hydrogen gas content. Kate Harborne is an Astro3D Research Associate who works with the GENESIS team. She has built a theoretical telescope for generating mock observations of simulated galaxy models. Through like-for-like comparisons with observations made by the MAGPI and SAMI teams, we hope to uncover the missing recipes necessary to understand how galaxies form and evolve over time.

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 13-Jun-2028 11:59PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording

Duration

3 Minutes

Price

FREE

Curriculum

Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Earth and Space

Presenter Bio

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) has produced a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and energy in the Universe, from shortly after the Big Bang, to the present day.

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

This activity requires:

  • a printout of the planisphere
  • scissors
  • push-pin
  • the night sky

Access to the YouTube channel

Access to the website in-the-sky.org/planisphere

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: ASTRO3D Team

Phone: Please send us an email

Email: [email protected]

Website: astro3d.org.au

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