The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is an important tool in the
classification of stars and the understanding stellar evolution. The H-R
diagram was discovered independently by two astronomers in early 20th
century using observations of star luminosity and surface temperature.
With this lab exercise, you will use Stellarium to collect stellar
information and then form your own H-R diagram and see if you can find
how stars are group into different luminosity classes.
For this project piece, use a computer simulation to measure the
characteristics of a sample of stars and then organize your data into a
Hertzspung-Russel diagram. Please read through the assignment background
information and follow the steps listed in the lab assignment
instructions. You will be asked to form a hypothesis, state the lab
objective, record your measurements and calculations, and answer each of
the lab questions.
Submit your paper with a title page and in APA format.