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How Far to the Star? The Parallax Effect

by: Geoff Holt and Nancy W. West

In this activity, students conduct two experiments with parallax by viewing a pencil against a backdrop marked with equally spaced lines. In the first experiment, students note the shift in the apparent position of the pencil by viewing it with each eye at various distances. In the second experiment, they discover the effect of changing the length of the baseline.


Type Book ChapterPub Date January 01, 1900Stock # PB298X2_5a

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