Astronaut Steven G. MacLean is a mission specialist representing the Canadian Space Agency. Credit: NASAJoin Star Count and find out if people see different numbers of stars. But don't stop there. Use all of the data to find out why differences might occur. Count the number of stars you can see where you live. Share your data with students from around the world. Compare your data with theirs. If results differ, look at the data and figure out why.
| ||Prepare for Your Star Count|
You need to do a few things before you begin counting stars. This section will tell you what equipment you need and where to get some basic information.
| ||Count the Stars|
Have you done all of your preparations? Then you are ready to find out how to count the stars where you live. Don’t worry. You don’t have to count every star. This procedure will show you an easy way.
| ||Enter Data Online|
Once you have completed the Star Count Data Sheet, you will be ready to submit your data online. This entry makes your data available to other students involved in Star Count in other parts of the world.
Enter Data →
| ||View Other Student Data|
Students from different parts of the world have counted stars and entered their data. You can view their data and compare their results with yours. Are the Star Counts different?
View Student Data →