In this activity you’ll be learning how astrophysicists at Lancaster University (and in many other places) use the data to slice the universe in cosmic time in an exciting journey to the distant universe.
Step 1: Watch the introductory theory video so you can begin to understand what exactly it is you’re doing!
This short video explains the theory behind how the galaxies that you’ll be using for this activity were found.
Step 2: Download the data and the images that you will need to do this activity.
Next let’s download the program you’ll be using, as well as the data and the written instructions about the activity (to complement the video that you’ll be following along to)
Step 3: Begin Mapping the Universe!
These videos will take you step by step through everything you need to do in other to get this activity just right!
Level 1: Calculating redshift
Level 2: Distance and Age
Level 3: Plotting the graph
Level 4: Star Formation Activity
Level 5: Supermassive Black Holes
Level 6: seeing the galaxies
Step 4: Give us some feedback and contact us directly!
Now that you’ve mapped the Universe, let us know! Fill out our Google form here!