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Friday, 18 August 2017 14:36

Alan C. Pickwick

Manchester Grammar School (UK)


In 1800, William Herschel discovered infrared light in the Sun’s spectrum. This was the beginning of a two hundred year journey of discovery. Since then we have been able to detect signals from space in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

This workshop will provide a worksheet for each band of the spectrum covering:

the wavelengths and energies involved

the telescopes used in detection

the significance of the astronomy and

how to relate the energy band to everyday items.

Full text (PDF).