Here are some summary notes for those of you about to resit the Dynamics and Space unit assessment. Don’t forget that there is additional material available on BBC Bitesize.
The attached pdf contains solutions to the Dynamics & Space exam questions. Download your copy using the link below.
Here are the exam questions for the Dynamics and Space. I have included a copy of the data sheet inside the front cover, you might need it for some of these questions. A set of solutions will follow shortly.
“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – President John F. Kennedy (12th September, 1962)
It’s 45 years since the success of Apollo 11 and nobody has tried to send a person further away than the Moon. Why is that?
It turns out there are many challenges to be overcome if we want to send astronauts to another planet, e.g. Mars. Earlier this year, the BBC Horizon programme looked at the issues. Here is the episode. I have split the film into three parts.
Use the link at the end of this post if you want to download a copy to watch later.
We’ve started looking at telescopes and this BBC programme from 2 years ago featured the replacement for Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope. The presenter, Maggie Aderin Pocock now hosts The Sky at Night on BBC4.
Please take some time to watch both parts of the film. Maggie covers the basic idea of satellites, how we achieve geostationary orbit, looks at examples of Earth observation and the manufacture of the James Webb’s massive 6.5m mirror. In part 1, around 17 minutes in, you’ll see satellite footage over the Highlands, can’t quite see Thurso though.
If you want to download a copy of the video to watch later, use the download link below. Please be patient, the file is about 660MB in size.