Street lights as standard candles: A student activity for understanding astronomical distance measurements

The following files are supplementary material for a practical exercise with students, using street lights as proxies for astronomical standard candles.

Background information about the exercise, including a description of the analysis and of connections of the exercise with various astronomy and physics curricula can be found in the file streetlights-standard-candles.pdf (650 kB).

Source material, spreadsheets, ImageJ macros and the python script used to create the figures for the description can be found here:

Image/script/macro/spreadsheet files for a worked-out example

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