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The Science of Light

Astronomers have developed ways to use light and its properties to reveal insights into planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe.  Join us for Night Vision on August 22nd and 24th as we learn and explore about The Science of Light! 

Observatories across the spectrum

What is light, and what can it teach us about the universe we live in?  Light itself is an energetic relationship between electricity and magnetism. The two common aspects of light that are measured are wavelength and intensity. Though color and brightness represent areas of the electromagnetic spectrum we are most familiar with, there are many frequencies that we cannot see with our eyes. Because of the way that atoms and compounds generate or react to light, much can be learned about our universe by observing these properties.


Night Vision is a family friendly interactive dome show at Clark Planetarium.  Tickets cost less than $10 and members watch for free.  Click here to get tickets.