Visible Light

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Skyglow from a city and highway

Light Pollution

Light can be a type of pollution. Learn about the damage it causes to people and living things as well as how you can prevent it.
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Light Pollution

Casting hot iron

What Causes Hot Things to Glow?

Getting electrons excited by heat can cause certain materials to give off visible light when heated - like filaments in light bulbs.
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What Causes Hot Things to Glow?

compass pointing north

How can I tell which way is north at night?

Do you like to look at the stars? What can you identify in the night sky? Try finding some important constellations tonight!
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How can I tell which way is north at night?

Abstract light pattern

Light and Its Properties

Learn about light and its properties.
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Light and Its Properties

A pot of gold at the end of a rainbow

What's in a Rainbow?

Rainbows are beautiful examples of optics in nature. We see them thanks to the reflection and refraction of visible light and water.
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What's in a Rainbow?

Colourful sunglasses

How Do We See Colour?

How does the human eye see visible light as colour? And why do some people see more colours than others?
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How Do We See Colour?

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.
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Eye vs. Camera

Lighting inside the Destiny Laboratory Module

Light on Earth and on the International Space Station

This backgrounder explains what light is, how it is measured, and how it affects people on Earth and astronauts on board the International Space Station.
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Light on Earth and on the International Space Station

How do I see colour?

How do I see colour?

How is light connected to the colours we see? In this STEAM activity make a colourful light catcher and discover why we see different colours?
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How do I see colour?

Artist’s interpretation of astronaut in space

What are the Different Types of Radiation?

Learn about the different types of radiation, how they interact with atoms and how they can affect you.
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What are the Different Types of Radiation?

Water: A Natural Reflector

Reflectors

7 images of some objects that can reflect light such as mirrors, Mylar balloons and water
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Reflectors

Maya Bankovic | Cinéaste

Maya Bankovic

Education Pathway
Job Title
Cinematographer
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Maya Bankovic

Rachel Gardiner | Optométriste

Rachel Gardiner

Education Pathway
Job Title
Optometrist
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Rachel Gardiner