Login

EAAE Web Traffic

Today152
Yesterday265
This week1088
This month5500
Since June 2014580816

Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:02

Janet R. Hilton

The Kingsley School (UK)

Abstract

The Sun is our star and this means that by studying it we can develop a greater understanding of other stars of similar size. We can also understand how it affects life on Earth.

This workshop reviews the discovery of sunspots by Galileo and how to use them to determine the rotation rate of the Sun.

It also looks at the solar cycle of sunspot numbers with an activity to determine the Wolf number.

Full text (PDF).