In this activity, students use web-based resources to help them spot and learn more about artificial satellites as they move across the sky.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • use selected internet resources to further their knowledge about satellites and their orbits
  • use some of the terminology associated with satellite spotting
  • discuss why we can see some satellites more easily than others.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.

Useful links

Find out when you can see the International Space Station and other satellites passing over New Zealand cities and towns.
www.stardome.org.nz/astronomy/resources/iss-satellites

    Published 27 March 2013