How Big Is the Universe?

Show Description:

Your students will hop on stepping stones to bigger and bigger places, starting with the planetarium and then to the moon, the Solar System, nearby stars, the Milky Way galaxy, and clusters of galaxies. The students will use various methods to determine distance: parallax, "radar," and comparing the brightnesses of objects.


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