Viewing Astronomy

Descriptive vocabulary

What is astronomy?

Astronomy is the scientific study of the universe. This is important for us because it provides us information of our universe such as new planets and other galaxies. This can can help us learn more about our universe more.


Describe the characteristics of the universe in terms in time,distance,and organization.

Identify the visible of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Compare refracting telescopes and telescopes.

Explain how telescopes for nonvisble electromagnetic radiation differ for light telescopes.

Describing the electromagnetic spectrum

The electromagnetic spectrum Is all the frequencies of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. The wavelengths come from stars. Wavelengths that are shorter Than wavelengths of violet or longer than the wavelengths red light cannot be seen by humans.