You need to submit two pieces of coursework. Read the Coursework Guide and decide which of the suggested pieces of coursework are feasible. Then consider which you would like to do, and which you would prefer not to do. Record your conclusions in the table below.
Red= Ruled out Options.
Orange= Possible Options.
Green= My chosen Option.
Naked eye observations
|moon phases||Good, this is possible.|
|constellation drawing||Good, this is possible.|
|meteor shower||Difficult, not in the right kind of area for any chance of seeing a Meteor Shower.|
|shadow stick||Good, this is also possible.|
Photographic, binocular and telescopic observations
|lunar photography/drawings||Good, this is possible.|
|three celestial objects||Difficult. But not impossible, but perhaps not so easily done.
|sunspots||Difficult and hazardous if you don’t know what you’re doing.|
|star trails||I don’t have a suitable camera, otherwise it would be good.|
Graphical and computational work
|star chart||Good option, this is second as I still find this reasonably simple.|
|moon chart||Best option, seems simple enough and I enjoy drawing.|
|star and planet simulation||Not so good, it feels a little boring.|
|orbit simulation||Interesting, and with the right help, this is possible.|
|telescope||Probably not, as it would be a little hard to find
|sundial||Very interesting, should I do that then I already
have experience of Resistant Materials.
|eclipsing binary system model||Interesting, but a little complicated and I don’t
have sufficient materials.
|earth-moon-sun system model||Good, but I would have to find assistance from
someone with knowledge about generating