Author:
Hollyanna White
Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Activity
  • Astronomy
  • Galaxies
  • Hubble
  • Lab
  • Milky
  • Nature
  • Telescope
  • Way
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

    ASTR 1020 - Lab 13: The Nature of Galaxies

    ASTR 1020 - Lab 13: The Nature of Galaxies

    Overview

    Growing up at a time when the Hubble Space Telescope orbits above our heads and giant telescopes are springing up on the great mountaintops of the world, you may be surprised to learn that we were not sure about the existence of other galaxies for a very long time. The very idea that other galaxies exist used to be controversial. Even into the 1920s, many astronomers thought the Milky Way encompassed all that exists in the universe. The evidence found in 1924 that meant our Galaxy is not alone was one of the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.

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    Distant Nature: Astronomy Exercises 2016 by Stephen Tuttle under license "Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike".

    ASTR 1020 - Lab 13: The Nature of Galaxies

    Download the attached zip file and install the website on a server or in your LMS course section. To place HTML website content in Brightspace:

    1. Create an appropriate folder structure in Manage Files. This location is where files will be uploaded and unzipped. Each resource (website) should have a descriptively named independent folder.
    2. Navigate to the appropriate folder and Upload the zip file.
    3. Unzip the folder by clicking the pull-down arrow, and clicking Unzip on the submenu. A content folder will appear. It contains two folders and two HTML files.
    4. Associate the index.html file to your Course Content topic. Perform this task in the Course Content area by clicking New and then clicking Add from Manage Files on the submenu. Next, navigate to the index.html file and Add the file.
    5. Click the pull-down arrow by the new web page topic (currently named index). Next, click Edit Properties In-place on the submenu and rename the link to be descriptive.
    6. Delete the extraneous zip file from the Manage Files folder.