Stellar parallax is the apparent shift of position of any nearby celestial body against the background of distant stars. Astronomers use parallax to measure distances to nearby stars and celestial objects by using trigonometry! This worksheet contains 20 problems that deal with parallax. Each problem has been worked out on a key that is attached to the back of this file. This is a great way to have your students using real-life astronomical data to find the distances to stars.
- Basic Parallax ( Solar System)
- Basic Stellar Parallax (Stars)