Exercises - Hipparcos
Some Exercises using the Millennium Star Atlas
The Millennium Star Atlas is a rich resource for educators. As a simple illustration we provide examples of some exercises which can be done using extracts from the Atlas.
In the atlas extract, can you find:
- the 10 brightest stars;
- the closest 5 stars to our Sun;
- the brightest double stars on each chart;
- a multiple star system;
- the highest proper motion star on each chart.
Use the visual keys to help you and then check the results by examining the catalogue entry for your stars.
If you have the Millennium Star Atlas, here are some other stars you may be interested in looking for: