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.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this 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.
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