Outer Space inside the Classroom

Presented by: Paudie Scanlon

Using freely available data from a satellite orbiting the sun we will calculate the rotational speed of the sun. This is done using trigonometry and coordinate geometry from higher level junior cert maths. We will also touch on how to use the satellite data to examine inverse relationships, patterns as well as look at booking time on earth based telescopes.

Presenter Biography:

Paudie is a newly qualified teacher with a background in Physics who is always looking for new ways to help students connect with and understand material in class. He also loves all things tech, when the two overlap he is in heaven. Using space science & space exploration seems to be this sweet spot.

Twitter: @paud_ie