Name an object (not man made!) that can be seen in the night sky?
describe the objects that you can see in the night sky
describe the structure of the Universe.
The night sky is the portion of the sky visible at night, which changes over the course of a day. The night sky can be seen with the naked eye or through telescopes and binoculars. Scientists study the night sky to explore our universe and learn more about the stars, planets, and galaxies.
Exploring the Night Sky
Constellation: A grouping of stars that form a recognizable pattern in the night sky. Nebula: A large cloud of gas and dust in space, often visible in the night sky. Meteor Shower: A celestial event in which a number of meteors appear to radiate from one point in the night sky.
The night sky is so dark that the human eye can see up to 6,000 stars on a clear night! The Moon is actually moving away from the Earth at a rate of 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) per year! The constellation Orion is visible in both the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres!
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Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a star, a planet, and a constellation in the night sky and how does this relate to the structure of the Universe?
Which objects in the Night Sky give out their own light - how do they do this?
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What is the brightest star in the night sky?
What is the name of the galaxy that contains our solar system?
- Milky Way
What is a shooting star also known as?
Which planet in our solar system can be seen shining brightly in the night sky, and often mistaken for a star?