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How Distant is that Star?

How Distant is that Star? - Fun Space Activity for Kids

How Distant is that Star?

Astronomers use parallax to determine the distances to and between stars. They do this by measuring a star’s apparent position when the Earth is on one side from the sun and six months years later, when it is on the other side. This fun space activity for kids is a practical demonstration of parallax.

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