Inspiring Stars — Carla Fuentes

Multi-wavelength Milky Way Images


Using different material we show the electromagnetic spectrum as a wave and all its frequencies. We also present an example of how we use this spectrum. With a very special printer, we show 3D images of the Milky Way in its full spectrum, in order to explain how the astronomers need more than one telescope to study one particular object. Also, we show where can we find stars or star-forming region or the magnetic field in different parts of our galaxy.

We also prepare a field of star one hour apart, where, using two fingers at the same time, people can compare these two images in order to find asteroids in this field. Basically, the idea is to find the “points” that moved from one hour to the other. How many asteroids did you find?