Stellar Spectral Fingerprints

Pupils listen as the teacher introduces Newton's early discovery of the diffraction of light. They use multiple sources of light (fluorescent, incandescent, sunlight, etc) to bend the light. They first use a prism then a diffraction grating. Students design a way to measure the distances between spectral line and light sources.

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5 days
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