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Telescopes and spectrographs

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Telescopes and spectrographs

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.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 21/05/2019