Can You See The Flag On the Moon? Magnification vs. Resolution (Handout and Telescope Activity)

Can You See The Flag On the Moon? Magnification vs. Resolution (Handout and Telescope Activity)

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Has anyone ever asked you (or have you ever wondered) if you could see the flag on the Moon with a telescope? Want to know what the "250X magnification" label on that telescope means? Find out why size matters with telescopes when it comes to light collecting with this activity.

New for 2019! Can You See the Flag on the Moon? Handout. A great way to explain what can be seen from binoculars and many telescopes in just one page. 

Uploaded: June 2019

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Activity Video: Resolution vs Magnification

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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