Why Do We Put Telescopes In Space? [Activity and Presentation]

Why Do We Put Telescopes In Space? [Activity and Presentation]

  • Daytime Event
  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
This activity helps explain why telescopes in space can be more effective than telescopes on Earth. Find out how to demonstrate why stars twinkle, and show how atmospheric conditions impact the quality of what telescopes can see.

You can download the related presentation below in PowerPoint format.

Uploaded: March 2005

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Video Tutorial: Why Do We Put Telescopes in Space?

Demonstration of the activity.

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