Students will explore the societal impacts of inventions involving light and sound.
Visible light is only part of what astronomers study. They use different types of telescopes to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
Hubble Space Telescope as seen during a servicing mission in 2009 (NASA)
Learn about the history of telescopes and the function of refracting and reflecting optical telescopes.
Learn about radio astronomy, a type of astronomy that studies objects in space using radio waves and radio telescopes.
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.
Learn about telescopes, how they work & why they're important to astronomers.