The Sun, the stars and the universe

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After this chapter you should
  • know that the Sun appears close to twelve different constellations during a year

  • know what could be the Sun’s source of energy

  • know that the luminosities and surface temperatures of stars can be estimated

  • know what is plotted on a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

  • understand that a star can develop through several stages during its long existence

  • know why the universe is thought to be expanding

  • understand what is meant by the ‘big bang’ and the ‘big crunch’.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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