The Cosmological Distance Ladder

A course on measuring distances to celestial objects, taught at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan during spring 2017.

Course material can be found online at

Outline for the course, class schedule, etc.

Lectures. The list below serves a general guide to the topics and their sequence, but is not definitive.

Homework sets

For more information:

There are many, many sources for information on these topics. Below are just a few that we may visit frequently during the course.

This page maintained by Michael Richmond. Last modified May 22, 2017.