Name : Hunting for Asteroids
The 'Hunting for Asteroids' activity is a self-contained Keystage 2, 3 and 4 workshop where students can look for asteroids within images taken by the Liverpool Telescope. Using the same techniques employed by professional astronomers, students will quickly learn how to detect real asteroids in real observations, and learn how to calculate the speed of those asteroids. The workshop combines ICT, Physics and Maths into a fun hour of discovery.
Age Range : 7 - 16 years
Workshop Time : 1 hour
Image of the asteroid Ida
For each project you will need to download a set of teacher notes, an introductory PowerPoint presentation, a set of student notes, and the image data to be analysed using LTImage.
Introductory Presentation : MS PowerPoint
Data Files :
The first set of image files contain simulated asteroids, and are for training purposes.