Return to 8 Astrophysics – Part A “Units”

8 Astrophysics – Part C “Stellar Evolution”


8.7 understand how stars can be classified according to their colour

8.8 know that a star’s colour is related to its surface temperature

8.9 describe the evolution of stars of similar mass to the Sun through the following stages:

  • Nebula
  • Star (main sequence)
  • Red giant
  • White dwarf

8.10 describe the evolution of stars with a mass larger than the Sun

Triple Only…. 

8.11P understand how the brightness of a star at a standard distance can be represented using absolute magnitude (Triple)

8.12P draw the main components of the Hertzprung-Russell diagram (HR diagram). (Triple)


There are two versions of the lessons here. One is extended for people who are looking to do further work in Physics, and the other is a more simplified cut down version…


Video Clips…

10 Amazing Facts About The Sun

10 Amazing Facts About The Sun

Catch some rays of knowledge with these 10 amazing facts about the sun.

Music = Apollo Rising by Terry Devine-King

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