Determining distances of astronomical objects is a fundamental challenge in astrophy-sics. In this course the methods to determine extragalactic distances are presented. Starting with the distance of the Large Magellanic Cloud which is an important anchor point for distance calibrations, we explore the so-called extragalactic distance ladder. We will discuss methods like measuring distances using Cepheids, the tip of the Red Giant branch, type Ia Supernovae, as well as distance indicators that consider inherent properties of galaxies. Finally, recent progress in estimating the Hubble constant will be discussed. Each method will be applied practically by the students themselves.
- Kursleiter:in: Cora Schütte