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How UW's Astronomers Measured the Universe

Special | 34m 42s

Jim Lattis, Director, UW Space Place, examines the part UW astronomers played in a major re-evaluation of the size of the Milky Way between 1930 and 1936. The astronomers established which key features determined our modern concept of a galaxy.

Aired: 01/20/15

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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