Atomic Spectra and the Composition of Stars

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Title Atomic Spectra and the Composition of Stars
Description The goals of this lab are to learn the relationship between atomic energy levels and the light emitted by an atom and to understand how scientists can use spectra to determine the composition of stars
Subject Astronomy
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords atomic spectra, energy levels, photons, stellar composition
Simulation(s) Neon Lights & Other Discharge Lamps

Author(s) Rhoda Berenson
Contact Email
School / Organization New York University
Date submitted 7/18/14
Date updated 7/18/14