What Are Stars?

VCE Physics, unit 2, outcome 1, area of study 2, option 2.1

The stars of the night sky have captured human imagination for millennia. In this program students discover how starlight gives them information to describe the birth, life and death of stars. Their focus sweeps across objects including galaxies, white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. Students

  • consider measurement techniques that quantify stars’ EM spectra and their astronomical distance.
  • look back into the past to recognise the genesis of different types of stars, their life cycles and the role of nuclear fusion in creating “stuff”.
  • collect information using simulation software (which utilizes the Hipparcos Star Catalogue,containing information on over 125,000 stars) to create a Hertzprung-Russell diagram.
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