In this image students are demonstrating ways of observing the Sun safely:
1.Right of image – using a commercially purchased solar projector (see the next image to see the projection)
2. Centre – using a home made pinhole projector, a long box with a pinhole punched in tinfoil at the ‘Sun’ end and white paper stuck inside the opposite end to make a screen. A viewing aperture has been cut in the top of the box nearest the screen. NOTE that the student is facing away from the Sun to avoid accidentally looking directly at it.
3. Left of image – using a specialised solar telescope with a Hydrogen-Alpha filter safe for direct observation of the Sun.
An image of the projection screen inside the commercially purchased solar projector during a partial solar eclipse in June 2021.
Modelling the zodiacal band – this site has a good diagram https://www.space.fm/astronomy//planetarysystems/ecliptic.html
- What is retrograde motion? Study this presentation and answer the questions it asks – you will also need to print out the ‘Retrograde Motion of Mars’ worksheet:
- Solar System Observation (2)Presentation (Part 2 Topics 5.5-5.8)
Jupiter and Venus over Abingdon School Tuesday 2 November 2021