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Why Doesn't It Look Like the Photos?

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
This set of activities provides tools to help your visitors understand the two main reasons views through the telescope do not look like photographs:
  • Exposure time: why photographs have so much more detail than the view through the telescope.
  • Some photographs are showing representational color: Different energies of light and why NASA needs so many different kinds of telescopes to detect that energy.
You can also watch a further exploration of this activity via the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) webinar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBdvPrUb76A

Uploaded: September 2009  /  Last Updated: June 2017

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Why Doesn't It Look Like the Photos?

Demonstration of the activity on YouTube.

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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