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(15-18) years old

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(Early University)



In our Solar System, all planets orbit around the Sun; a full turn around the Sun is called "a revolution". Besides, each of the planets spins around itself, a motion called "rotation". These two motions define the duration of the planet's year and day.


Plan an observation, and calculate Jupiter's mass and the orbital periods of Jupiter's major moons.  You will learn about Kepler's Laws and how to get data from astronomical observations.
Keywords: Jupiter, Kepler's Laws, Solar System


Calculate the Venus-Sun distance using astronomical images of a Venus transit in front of the Sun, taken by the CESAR team. You will learn about the motion of planets in the Solar System, and how to measure distances using triangles.
Keywords: Sun, TransitsSolar System




Solar System simulation. Credits: Infinity imaged the web