By: Vree Tobin, Rael Crews, Sofie Fachin

What's a spectroscope?

A spectroscope is a scientific instrument used to differentiate and measure light waves.

Why is spectroscopy important?

Spectroscopy is the study of light being emitted. It's used in many sciences including physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Using spectroscopes help show an objects characteristics just by the amount of light it contains.

Some examples are;

How do they work?

Using a spectroscope

When you use a spectroscope and look at the whole spectrum of electromagnetic radiation from an object, different frequencies of light will stand out more than others depending on the object. Each of these patterns are unique to that object, giving the object its own "fingerprint."