Telescopes

Ricardo Schiavon

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Ricardo Schiavon
Credit: ARI/LJMU

Occupation: Astrophysicist

Research Areas: Galaxy formation, Observational astronomy

 

"I consider myself extremely lucky to be where I am, do what I do, and to be surrounded by so many amazing people here in Liverpool."

 

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Colour Your Space

Sending time focusing on one task can help you to relax. Colouring is a great way to spend some time on a calm and creative activity.

Use your imagination to add colour to these colouring sheets. Choose from Space Exploration, Planets, or Telescopes. Or why not complete all 3?!



The image is filled with black and white outlines of telescopes, planets, astronauts, and space probes


Light and Mirrors Card Match

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Astronomers use light to study things in space. Objects like planets, stars and galaxies all emit or reflect light. Telescopes help astronomers collect light from objects that are far away in space.

How much do you know about the topic of light? Match the word to the correct definition to find out!

 





What are the Risks from Asteroids?



An illustration of an asteroid heading towards the Earth


Telescopes Quiz

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Telescopes are used to magnify distant objects. They are a vital tool for astronomy. Over the last few hundred years, scientists and engineers have built bigger and better telescopes, revealing the mysteries of the Universe. But how much do you know about telescopes on Earth and beyond?

 





Interferometry

What is Interferometry?

Interferometry is a technique used by scientists and engineers. Tools called interferometers add together 2 or more waves of light. When they do this, the waves of light interact (or interfere) with each other. This can add the waves together, making them brighter. It can also cancel the waves out. Interference only takes place if the waves come from the same object or have the same frequency. We call these types of wave coherent.


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