Stellar Temperature Measurement
How Hot is that Star?
Exploring Temperature

Perhaps you have wondered " Why do we study the sun ?"
or even " How do scientists study the sun?"
These are good questions; follow the links below to get some answers.
First.......Let's look at some HOT images of the Sun
SDAC icon link
SDAC Home Page
Current Solar Images from NASA' Solar Data Analysis Center at NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland USA.
Now . . . 
solar surfer iconIt's time for some "Solar Surfing!"solar surfer icon

As you surf each web site listed below, learn as much as you can about the temperature. At the next section, you will be given an opportunity to check your learning.

    As a focus - keep the following questions in mind:

question:What is temperature?
question:What is the sun made of ?
question:What is the sun's power source ?


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Thanks to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
This document was prepared for the middle school math teachers who are taking part in
Project Skymath. It is also hoped that the general public will find it interesting. Terrific Site !


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These notes were created by Nick Strobel for the introductory astronomy courses he teaches.
They are offered to the net as a resource in astronomy education. This set of notes covers:
The Sun and Stellar structure.


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CPEP Fusion Web Course. Fusion Energy Educational Web Site.
The Sun - from Core to Corona.

Take The On-LINE SUN Quiz HereSun quiz icon-link

general facts about the Sun exploring temperature development thermometers thermal radiation & equilibrium temperature scales Hertzsprung-Russell Diagrams


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