Teaching/Eduation

These resources aim to support the teaching of astronomy and space to children within the Bailiwick of Guernsey. They have been written by members of the astronomy club.

Topic Description Files
Our solar system PowerPoint (Version 2007 & newer) presentation. A description of our solar system of Sun, planets, comets and asteroids. Suitable for junior school students and adults.
A journey through the universe PowerPoint (Version 2007 & newer) presentation. A voyage from our Earth and solar system out to the galaxies and the farthest reaches of the universe. Suitable for junior school students and adults.
From Pythagoras to Einstein PowerPoint (Version 2007 & newer) presentation. The history of our understanding of how planets move, including Kepler's laws of planetary motion. Suitable for junior school students and adults.
Cosmological Distance Scale PowerPoint (Version 2007 & newer) presentation. How astronomers measure the distances to stars and galaxies. Suitable for secondary school students.
The Celestial Sphere PowerPoint (Version 2007 & newer) presentation. The concept of the celestial sphere used by astronomers to define positions and apparent motions of celestial objects. Suitable for secondary school students.
Astronomical Optics PowerPoint (Version 2007 & newer) presentation. Covers all areas where optics are used within Astronomy and their history. Suitable for secondary school students.