Optical Devices

Resources

Light bulb and cord in shape of a head

Light and Sound Inventions that Changed the World

Students will explore the societal impacts of inventions involving light and sound.
Read more about

Light and Sound Inventions that Changed the World

Hubble Space Telescope as seen during a servicing mission in 2009

Airborne & Space Telescopes

Hubble Space Telescope as seen during a servicing mission in 2009 (NASA)
Read more about

Airborne & Space Telescopes

Boy looking through telescope at night

Optical Telescopes

Learn about the history of telescopes and the function of refracting and reflecting optical telescopes.
Read more about

Optical Telescopes

Radio Telescope array at night

Radio Astronomy

Learn about radio astronomy, a type of astronomy that studies objects in space using radio waves and radio telescopes.
Read more about

Radio Astronomy

woman with camera

Eye vs. Camera

The human eye lets us see the world by sending impulses to our nervous system. In many ways, it is very similar to other optical devices, including cameras.
Read more about

Eye vs. Camera

How do movies move?

How do movies move?

Explore the concept of persistence of vision in this hands on activity.
Read more about

How do movies move?

Adult and children looking through telescope

The Optics of Telescopes

Learn about telescopes, how they work & why they're important to astronomers.
Read more about

The Optics of Telescopes

Erin Secord | Restauratrice

Erin Secord

Job Title
Conservator
Erin Secord is a conservator for the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation.
Read more about

Erin Secord