# Resources tagged with: Astronomy

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There are 10 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Astronomy, you may find related items under Cross-curricular Connections.

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### Pinhole Camera

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.

### Observing the Sun and the Moon

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

### Make Your Own Solar System

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Making a scale model of the solar system

### Construct the Solar System

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

### Shaping the Universe III - to Infinity and Beyond

##### Age 11 to 16

The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.

### Shaping the Universe II - the Solar System

##### Age 11 to 16

The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.

### Shaping the Universe I - Planet Earth

##### Age 11 to 16

This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.

### Eclipses of the Sun

##### Age 7 to 14

Mathematics has allowed us now to measure lots of things about eclipses and so calculate exactly when they will happen, where they can be seen from, and what they will look like.

### The Moving Planets

##### Age 7 to 14

Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.