5. The Evidence for the Theory is Irrefutable ==>
   5.1. Direct Evidence ==>
     5.1.1. Fossil Evidence ==>
       5.1.1.8. Age of Fossils * ==>
         5.1.1.8.1. Age of the Universe ==>
           5.1.1.8.1.1. Astronomy and Cosmology ==>

5.1.1.8.1.1.3. Cosmological Distancing*
*(One does not have to understand anything presented on this page.
The point is, there ARE people who DO understand this
AND it is FUNDAMENTAL to their discipline).

How do we determine that a star is so many million light years away? Cosmologists use a number of techniques to determine the distance of an object (star, galaxy) from earth.

Here is one of 12 ways to determine the distance to a star - using only trigonometry!

Here is a tutorial on cosmological distancing:

All of the techniques are documented here:

http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~crider/The%20Cosmological%20Distance%20Ladder_files/v3_document.htm