Spectra and Margaret Huggins

Spectra and Margaret Huggins

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The 8" telescope with which Sir William Huggins first photographed the spectra of stars in 1866

The 8" telescope with which Sir William Huggins first photographed the spectra of stars in 1866

AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Students will expand on their knowledge of atomic absorption and emission by learning what spectra are and how we use them to study space. They will also learn about astronomer Margaret Huggins and her contributions to the field of spectroscopy.