Spectroscopy Questions


On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following questions.  Refer to your "Spectroscopy packet" given in class on Tuesday and your ESRT's.


Spectroscopy:  use of light to study matter

Spectra:  band of colors produced by separation of the components of light.


1.  Why is the sky blue?  (use the Internet)

2.  How does a magnifying glass work?  (use the Internet)

3.  What can astronomers learn about stars from their spectra (spectroscopy)?

4.  How is a dark line spectra produced?

5.  How does the width of the visible spectrum compare to that of the entire electromagnetic spectrum?