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Problem 7, Counting the Stars in the Sky
 
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 7-9


In this activity, students use a photograph of a small part of the sky to estimate the number of stars astronomers could see by using a modern telescope to photograph the entire sky. Student and teacher pages are included.

Problem 7, Counting the Stars in the Sky  [272KB PDF file]

This activity is part of Space Math II.