Prof. i.R. Dr. Udo Backhaus

  • Former head of Backhaus Working Group on Physics Education (Campus Essen) until 31st July, 2011

Research Interests

  • Physics education

  • Experimental physics

  • Dynamic systems

  • Astronomy

Current Research

Transit of Mercury, 2019
Merkurtransit19

 

Astronomical phenomena

Astrometry, especially

  • Orbit determination of the maior planets by simple means,
  • Determination of the sun's parallax,
  • Measurements of trigonometric parallaxes of stars, for instance of Barnard's star and 61 Cyg  

Astronomy On-Line: Measuring the Distance to the Sun

Astronomy On-Line: Measuring the Distance to the Sun - Final Report

Experiments for physics teachers

Astronomical Laboratory Exercises 

Photographing the moon and measuring its distance

Observing, Photographing and Evaluating the Transit of Venus 2004

Theory of Relativity:

International Year of Astronomy 2009


The transit of Venus 2012

Transit of Mercury 2016

Astronomy and internet in the Ruhr-area

Publications

List of typical publications

Prof. Dr. Udo Backhaus

Measurements of trigonometric parallaxes of stars

(click on the picture to get a larger demonstration of parallactic and proper motion!)   

The appearance of fast moving objects

Koblenznamibia

​Moon, Jupiter and Saturn - photographed simultaneously from Namibia and Germany