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.