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A Light Snack: Cookie Box Spectrometers

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Celebrate the contributions of women astronomers and make your own spectrometer using a cookie or cereal box and diffraction grating slides.

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Hints for uses in your library You may need to troubleshoot your spectroscope. If you don’t see a broadband of colors, try rotating the diffraction grating 90° (1/4 turn). If the slit is too wide, use pieces of black electrical tape to make it narrower and crisper.
Related Links * "How a Team of Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of Stars"
*"Annie Jump Cannon - Girl Hero of the Stars"
* The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Originating Source L. Mayo, E. DeVore, NASA: The Science of the Sun
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Astronomy: Cool women in space by Anita Yasuda and Lena Chandhok

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A Light Snack: Cookie Box Spectrometers

A Light Snack: Cookie Box Spectrometers

Celebrate the contributions of women astronomers and make your own spectrometer using a cookie or cereal box and diffraction grating slides.