Estimating the Mass of a Supermassive Black Hole

Using real astronomical data from stars orbiting around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, students use their knowledge of universal gravitation and orbits to determine the mass of the black hole using graphical methods.

Intended Audience: Senior High (Gr 11-12)
Lesson Topic: Astronomy, Black Holes, Gravity
Price: Free