How We Mapped the Stars

From Johnny Harris.

How can we possibly measured the distance to things a quadrillion km away?
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For the music in the video I asked the amazing Tom Fox to craft thoughtful music that reflects the beauty of this topic. He did an excellent job. He can make music for you to: https://tfbeats.com/

Links to some really awesome videos and visualizations on this topic:
Here’s the space map you can play with yourself https://www.solarsystemscope.com/
Astromagazine: 35 minutes of flying through though the stars https://youtu.be/LWsBofrlJRw
Fly Through a Nebula 163,000 Light Years Away: https://youtu.be/LCrs-HeXrug
The Size of the Universe — Martin Rees https://youtu.be/VG4MUt7tjwI

Thank you Priyamvada Natarajan from Yale for chatting with me about this! She literally wrote the book on this stuff (called ‘Mapping the Heavens’ https://www.amazon.com/Mapping-Heavens-Radical-Scientific-Reveal/dp/0300227035 )

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Johnny Harris is a filmmaker and journalist. He currently is based in Washington, DC, reporting on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe. Johnny’s visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways. He holds a BA in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MA in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

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