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Archive for July 17th, 2013

Spectra

Today in class we learned about spectra and explored images of spectra. Spectrum is used to find the star age, galaxy distance and chemical composition . One cool fact I learned today is they make a bunch of little holes in the plates to observe the different kind of object in the space . It […]

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Redshift & Blueshift

Today I learned about Redshift & Blueshift. Apparently redshift is when a wave gets bigger as an object moves away and blueshift is when a wave gets smaller as an object gets closer.

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Plate 532

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Although difficult to understand because of typical Skype distortions and a British accent we are slightly less accustomed to, Nick Woolf was able to convey a wealth of information about his work building telescopes. More so than inspiring us with stories about superstructures already in existence, such as the Great Magellan Telescope featuring seven circular […]

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Telescope Plates

The plate on an aperture on a telescope. Each hole was drilled to look at an object whether a star or galaxy – Malek

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Plates that chart the night sky

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Nick Woolf

Hello all, here are some facts about the well celebrated astronomer Nick Woolf • Designed large telescopes all over the world using mirrors • Takes lots of time and money for space telescopes • Better to take advantage and learn ahead. • Think what is best question. Explain and research how you will approach. • […]

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