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Color in Astronomy


Color in Astronomy

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This is a web version of a public talk I gave about color in astronomy pictures. The nature of light and color is discussed. What color means in a photograph is demonstrated.
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Date Added to MERLOT: February 01, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 16, 2014


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Bradley Kjell
10 years ago

Bradley Kjell (Faculty)

A well designed presentation suitable for classroom use in any discipline that uses color imagery, not just astronomy. There is an interesting and useful picture on every page. The science is beginning level, but solid. The flow of topics and their presentation is very well done.
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