Virtual Idea Lab

Astronomy Class, Week 7: Light & Atoms; EMR Spectrum; Spectroscopy; Telescopes

Read Chapter 5 in the textbook (The Essential Cosmic Perspective, 7th edition, Bennett et al, 2014).

View Astronomy Lecture 6 slides.

Learn about Light and Atoms at this NASA website.

Watch this lecture on Light & Atoms on YouTube.

Watch this lecture on the Electromagnetic Spectrum on YouTube.

Learn about Spectroscopy at this website.

Watch this BBC Video on Spectroscopy on YouTube.

See a good Overview of Telescopes on this YouTube video.

Learn Telescope Basics with David Fuller at

Post about what you've learned this week in the Astronomy Week 7 Forum on Sakai (no later than next Monday).

Take Week 7 Quiz on Sakai.