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Weighing the Universe

Name : Weighing the Universe

Description :

This activity is a Keystage 4/5 task to estimate the weight of the Universe using a HST deep field image of a tiny portion of the night sky. The activity focuses on the value of using standard index notation in making astronomical data more manageable.

Age Range : 14 - 16 years

Workshop Time : 1 hour

Hubble deep field image


For this activity you will need to download an activity sheet, together with a Hubble Space Telescope deep field image for investigation.

Activity Sheet : MS Word Format or PDF Format

Data File :

Activity Data - Hubble Deep Field Survey Plate


Please note that over the weekend of the 26-29th May 2017 we will be switching over to our brand new website - during this time there may be periods where the site is difficult to access, it will not be possible to register with the website, and users will be unable to request observations from the telescope. Please bear with us during this time. All should be back up and running by the 30th May 2017.