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2016: Light and Optics Workshop

  • Linus Pauling Science Center, Oregon State University
  •  February 20, 2016   — February 20, 2016
  • 09:30 am — 04:30 pm

Take Home Item: A laser pointer. You will wire up a light emitting diode (LED) and customize your laser pointer casing.

Overview: Light is all around us, whether you’re getting an X-ray at the doctor, using a Blu-Ray player to watch a movie, or checking out the stars with a telescope. In this one day workshop you will learn about light and the optical tools like mirrors, lenses, and prisms that we use to study light in order to make your own laser pointer. How cool are lasers? Here’s a gif of someone popping balloons with one!

Date: Feb 20, 2016
Participant cap: 12
Location: Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC) @ Oregon State University

Outline of schedule
9:30 AM: Welcome, What is light?

9:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Learning activities
Light and Color
Optics 101

11:30 – 12 PM: Tour of LPSC and Laser Research Labs

12 PM – 1 PM: Lunch and social time (possible game or craft?)

1:00 – 4:30 PM: Laser Pointer Making

4:30: Wrap up and participant feedback


View photos of the event here!

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