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Proper Pair - An Activity for Research-Based Science Education

The sky is filled with stars, but the stars we can see with the naked eye are just a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of stars within 1000 light years of our Sun. And our own Solar Neighborhood is itself an even smaller fraction of the 100 billion stars that make up the Milky Way Galaxy. This website allows you to explore stars in the Sun's local neighborhood to learn more about our nearest neighbors in space.

Proper Pair is a web tool that can be used for introductory astronomy classes. No special software is required beyond a basic browser capable of supporting Flash, and students can work independently, in small groups, or in organized lab classes.

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RBSEU is funded through a CCLI grant from the National Science Foundation



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