Using Smartphone Camera Technology to Explore Stellar Parallax: Method, Results, and Reactions
The use of a smartphone, with both still and video capabilities, to develop the concepts surrounding stellar parallax is described. The hands-on activities generate useful discussion amongst high school students. Reactions of both students and teachers are presented.
Fitzgerald, M. T., McKinnon, D. H., Danaia, L., & Woodward, S. (2011). Using smartphone camera technology to explore stellar parallax: Method, results, and reactions. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1), 010108.