The Hubble Flow

Credit: 
TAKE 27 LTD/SPL

Aimed at pupils aged 14-18, this activity focuses on the concept of Universal expansion and the correlation between the distance and redshift of galaxies discovered by astronomer Edwin Hubble. Students will analyse real data from a set of galaxies to calculate Hubble's Constant; how fast the Universe is expanding. This activity is also a great opportunity to practice and learn valuable Excel skills and spreadsheet manipulation. 

Duration: 
90 mins

Age Suitability: 
14 to 16
16 to 18

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