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Ilgonis Vilks, Latvia

Institute of Astronomy, University of Latvia

EAAE Summer School Working Group (Latvia)


To develop the skill of spatial perception and to understand that stars lie at the different distance from the Earth, groups of students make three-dimensional models of five different constellations. These models are based on accurate data from Hipparcos satellite and they are easy to construct. Models of constellations are compared and discussed. This activity can be carried out with the students of different age on two levels: basic and extended.

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