The Sun and Stars
In an effort to understand the Sun and stars, class work will start off with an in-depth investigation into the nature and properties of light. Following the light investigations students will explore the history of nuclear reactions (fission and fusion) in an effort to understand the energy source for stars. After examining the life of a stars, students will explore a bit about star clusters, Galaxies and other objects in deep space.
Stars Part II - Distance
This video lesson describes various methods for determining stellar distances. Including parallax, comparing magnitude and an introduction to Doppler shift.
This is the brief video animation of how the 6 month parallax angle is determined.