Diffraction of Light and Astronomy | Coykendall Science Building | Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

Lectures & Talks

Diffraction of Light and Astronomy

When: Tue., March 21, 8-9 p.m. 2017

This talk focuses on how the diffraction of light, affects amateur and professional astronomers in viewing and imaging the universe. It includes a brief historical discussion, and then shows what causes the resolution limit in telescopes, demonstrates diffraction spikes, and how this often weird, but predictable behavior can be used for the good of astronomy and cosmology.

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