Cosmic Origins Spectrograph: Ride Along on a Beam of Light!
Aimed at audiences ages 12+, the show covers the Hubble Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (C.O.S.) instrument, the nature of light, spectroscopy, the use of quasars as background light sources, material identification by spectrum, and the cycling of material within the Milky Way and surrounding galaxies. Ride along with a beam of light as it travels from a most distant quasar to the planet Earth. A tour of the current night sky and observable universe will complete this visit. Please enter through door #6 at Mayo High School.
Paul is the Planetarium Director for Mayo High School. Mr. Larson came to Rochester from the St. Cloud State University Planetarium, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, after spending three years as their lead presenter. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, he spent 12 weeks in Huntsville, Alabama, working with NASA on two internships.