Our Universe Revealed Online: "Climbing the Distance Ladder"


Location: Online

Keith Davis, Ph.D.

Online streaming.

Measuring the distance to space borne objects is one of the most difficult tasks in astronomy. The first measurements of the distance to the Sun required global adventure, and cost the lives of some of the best astronomers of the day. As late as 1920, astronomers were still debating the size and scale of the Milky Way, and had yet to be sure that other galaxies even existed. Join Dr. Keith Davis in the Digital Visualization Theater as he illustrates the challenges of these “simple” measurements.

Our Universe Revealed Youtube Channel [unlimited viewers] – https://www.youtube.com/OurUniverseRevealed

Connect using Zoom [limited to 100 viewers] (instructions for how to install the Zoom client and connect to the talk can be found at https://bit.ly/2xbGZVs) – https://notredame.zoom.us/j/724722144 (Meeting ID is 724-722-144).

Originally published at science.nd.edu.