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This is an activity about how we measure the brightness of stars in the night sky. Learners will use interpolation to determine brightness, then observe the brightness of Delta Cephei over the course of two weeks, and plot their observations as a light curve. This is activity G-7 of Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0: A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy DVD-ROM, which is available for purchase.

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    Space Science,Middle School,NSDL,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,High School,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Stars, nebulae and galaxies,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123343150T

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