I spy

Explore the night sky and the impacts of light pollution with this simple family-friendly star gazing experiment you can do in your garden or out of your window.

Created by Imperial Material scientist Ahli, Huda and her colleagues at UAE STEM in the UK, I spy celebrates the Nobel prize winner Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and his ground-breaking discoveries around how stars form and how they explode.

Watch the video below and then download the worksheet to start your experiment. All you will need to take part is some sort of cylindrical tube (a toilet roll tube will work perfectly) and a calculator.

UAE STEM in the UK is a STEM group initiated by UAE students in the UK, aiming to foster knowledge & connect with the STEM community through a series of outreach event.


Download the i spy experiment (PDF)

Night sky