Stellar parallax is the apparent shift of position of any nearby star (or other object) against the background of distant objects. Astronomers can calculate this shift and by using trigonometry, they can calculate the distance to that object. This lab will have your students calculating the distance to a makeshift star by using parallax angles. This file has a detailed handout that outlines this lab, cut-outs, and a detailed teacher's manual. Enjoy!
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