Tools of the Astronomer
Place: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH (about 50 miles from Keene)
Price: $15 per student
Discover the instruments used by scientists to gaze into the depths of space. Level 1 will study what makes up the components of the telescope including different types of lenses and mirrors used in telescopes. Level 2 will delve deeper into the world of optics by building a telescope similar to one Galileo used and see planetarium show The Amazing Telescope. Level 3 will discover how scientists gather information from stars by using spectroscopes and studying the spectrum of various elements, and watch The Amazing Telescope.
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