Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

A Different Light

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One of the nice things about being a scientist is that you occasionally get given unusual toys to play with.

I was recently honoured by being this year’s George Hay Lecturer at the UK National SF Convention. I spoke about far-IR astronomy and results from the Herschel Space Observatory. As part of the show I borrowed an 8-14 micron mid-IR camera to show off some of the things that you can do in the infrared. It’s not quite at Herschel wavelengths, but it does show you some familiar objects in a rather different light…


You can see the effect of the long hair on heat insulation!

I do get a bit worried about the cold nose and the glowing eyes of the short-haired cat…

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Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

One thought on “A Different Light

  1. “http://www.awebcafe.com/blogs/viewstory/745 Thanks for that awesome posting. It saved MUCH time 🙂

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