Light and colour is a darkened space where the exhibits have surprising outcomes.
We use light to see everything around us, switch the lights off, everything goes dark and it is very difficult to see anything. Colour can also be fairly important too from reading danger signs to seeing if fruit is ripe to eat. People who are colour blind have a very different perception of colour.
This exhibition explores many fascinating aspects of light and colour including: the spectrum (rainbow); how light can be bent; how high voltage produces streams of light; how a two-way mirror works; how you can produce fabulous results when you mix different couloured light; how lighting can produce illusions. Astronomers use the spectrum in a technology called spectroscopy. Spectroscopy is arguably one of the most important discoveries in astronomical research and some of the telescopes here at The Science Centre used spectroscopy to study the Universe.
These are just some of the exhibits that you can touch, feel, see and have fun with.
Please note that some of the exhibits in the Light and Colour Exhibition are not suitable for visitors with pacemakers, insulin pumps or cochlear implants. These exhibits are clearly labelled in the gallery and on the exhibit list which you can download.
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24th / 25th / 26th August 2019: 10 am - 6 pm. Last admission 4 pm
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