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Gravity Workshop

Name : Gravity Workshop

Description :

The Gravity Workshop is a self-contained Keystage 4 and 5 workshop where students can use an interactive simulator to investigate how gravity changes depending on where you are in the Solar System. During the workshop, students can make measurements using a simple stopwatch, and use their results to calculate the surface gravity of each planet. The workshop combines ITC, Physics and Maths into a fun hour of discovery.

Age Range : 14 - 19 years

Workshop Time : 1 hour

Screenshot of Gravity Simulator


Before starting the workshop, you will first need to download the introductory PowerPoint presentation :

Introductory Presentation : MS PowerPoint

Gravity Simulator :

You can access the NSO's Gravity Simulator at the following web link:

Start the Gravity Simulator


Please note that over the weekend of the 26-28th May 2017 we will be switching over to our brand new website - during this time there may be periods where the site is difficult to access, and users will be unable to request observations from the telescope. Please bear with us during this time. All should be back up and running by the 29th May 2017.