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Telescopes and spectrographs

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This free course, Telescopes and spectrographs, looks at how they are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how different technologies have been developed over the last four hundred years to enable us to look deep into space.

By the end of this free course you should be able to:

  • understand the application of basic principles in geometrical optics;
  • appreciate the phenomena relating to the wave nature of light.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 10 hours
  • Updated Monday 15th October 2012
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Science
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