Asteroid Hunters [Activity]

Asteroid Hunters [Activity]

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Find asteroids in a star field and discover why astronomers are locating even more asteroids using powerful infrared telescopes in this outreach activity. Answer these questions and more and encourage the next generation of asteroid hunters!
  • How are asteroids discovered?
  • How fast do asteroids appear to move in the sky?
  • How are infrared telescopes used to locate more asteroids?
  • How does the WISE (now NEOWISE) Mission find asteroids using its infrared systems?
Uploaded: November 2010

Video

Asteroid Hunters

Demonstration of the activity.

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