Welcome to SDSS Voyages!
SDSS Voyages is a custom resource for education-focused explorers of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Specifically designed to meet the needs of educators, SDSS Voyages provides the pathways and supporting resources needed to enable student-led discovery of a variety of astronomical phenomena using the same data utilized by professional astronomers.
The videos below introduce various parts of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Click the play button shown on each video to watch.
The SDSS machine lab drills the spectroscopic plates used to observe the universe
(SDSS Plate Drilling from Johnny Steverson on Vimeo).
A time-lapse video of a night of observing at the Sloan Foundation Telescope in New Mexico
(SDSS at Night from Johnny Steverson on Vimeo).
Astronomers plug optical fibers into a plate to be observed
(Plate plug from Johnny Steverson on Vimeo).
Introducción al Sloan Digital Sky Survey
(SDSS Introduction Spanish from Johnny Steverson on Vimeo).