Astrophysics

Description

Astrophysics is a branch of Physics which applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe. Astrophysicists seek to understand the universe and our place in it. Throughout the ages, humans have wondered about our place in the cosmos as well as the nature of the cosmos around us. This voyage started from naked eye observations taking place since antiquity, to Galileo’s discoveries as he turned the telescope to the heavens, leading us to today where large scale observatories both on Earth and in Space offer us insight in the greatest mysteries of the Universe such as the study of exoplanets, the expansion of the Universe, the Physics of Black Holes and other.  If you want to learn how you can bring this exciting subject to your classroom, we invite you to explore cutting edge educational resources (Demonstrators) developed by the FRONTIERS project team in 5 languages. You can also find selected activities developed by teachers of the FRONTIERS Community.

Demonstrators

Black Holes in my Classroom

Measuring the recess velocity of distant galaxies

Discovering Alien Worlds

Does the Sun Rotate?

Differential Rotation of the Sun

Teacher Activities

Black hole M87: “An image that made history”
Authors: Stavroula Plerou, Foteini Lisgara
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Black Holes for everyone
Authors: Andreana Kovačević Ćurić, Paulo Mesquita Fonseca
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Astronomical Fingerprints of Galaxies
Authors: Sophie Mikolajczak, Priya Hasan, Miltos Vavoulidis
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Sun: The Star of the Day
Authors: Daniela Maria Garaci, Maria do Rosário Tavares, Eleftheria TzelatiI, Angilella Catherine
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Does the Sun Rotate
Authors: Joann Dempsey
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The Search for Exoplanets
Authors: Linda Healy, Dervilla Moran, Nectara Elena Mircioaga
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New Earth
Authors: Panagiotis Tsoumakis, Charoula Marinou, Thanos Leontios, Dimitris Zarmpoutis, Nantia Papageorgiou, Christina Triantafyllou
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