# Multiwavelength Astronomy: Galaxies in a Different Light Teacher Edition grades 9-12

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5 Pass out the Multiwavelength Astronomy: False Color Galaxies sheets. ***Note: This coloring activity can be assigned as homework to be done the night before the activity*** Each group should get both pages 1 and 2. Pass out markers so each pair has the 4 colors. Have each student take a sheet and color according to the legend. Students may realize while coloring that their picture does not match their partner s. This is intentional. After students have filled in the sheets using markers, explain that both members of each pair have an image of the same galaxy. The image on page 1 is from the radio band, and page 2 is in the visible. Stress that the differences are due to different details seen in different wavelengths. This is how astronomers get more information by looking in different wavelengths. Sometimes they see structures that were not observable in other wavelengths. Have students note details visible in one wavelength and not the other. The students should also read the short paragraph about pixilation and resolution at the bottom of their sheet. (The exact same paragraph is on both pages). 5

6 *Project slide four: Wien s Law Have the students read through pages 3 and 4 of the Student Guide and answer the questions. Answer to question on page 3: Hotter objects give off their maximum radiation at shorter wavelengths. Answer to question on page 4: Hot young stars (100,000 K) emit most of their radiation in the Ultraviolet part of the electromagnetic spectrum. 6

7 *Project slide five: Galaxy Features Have the students turn to page 5. Talk through the slide and the chart with the students. Explain that specific parts of a galaxy emit light in different wavelengths. When astronomers take images that are in different wavelengths, they see the features that emit light there. In order to view the differences, astronomers use "false colors" (similar to the dog images) to denote different wavelength regions. For instance, ultraviolet images highlight areas of the galaxy where there are hot, young stars. For spiral galaxies, this is often in the spiral arms. In visible wavelengths, these stars appear blue. Most stars in general are seen when viewed in visible light, this includes stars like our sun. The nucleus (core) of a spiral galaxy has more evolved (cooler and older) red stars. In some visible images, astronomers see dark areas caused by dust that block the light coming from behind; since the dust emits light in the infrared, astronomers can detect structures, using infrared observations, that are sometimes obscured in the visible. X-rays indicate very hot gas in and around the galaxy (false colored as yellow/orange in the slide), along with very energetic stars (green). Cool gas in the galaxy emits radio radiation. Knowing these features match certain wavelengths, astronomers can better determine the structure of the galaxies in the images. 7

10 At this point, mention to students that professional astronomers will look at these pictures and notice very different features than the students: When looking at pictures such as these, experts will instantly notice what is relevant and important scientific information, while novices (e.g. the students) will tend to focus on somewhat irrelevant features. For example, in the ultraviolet picture (#4 on the current slide), novices might notice that there are three bright dots and a hazy blob shape. A professional astronomer at the University of Texas recently looked at the exact same picture, and he instantly knew which galaxy it was (M82). He quickly dismissed the bright dots as irrelevant foreground stars. He then began discussing how the UV image highlights the newest star-forming regions of the galaxy, which would likely be distributed along the spiral arms if we could see this galaxy face-on. He also mentioned that it is obvious that there is a huge amount of extinction (dust blocking out the light) that contributes to the apparent irregular shape of the galaxy. Extend: The last two pages (pgs. 9 & 10) of the student guide refer the students to three different websites that they can visit to follow-up on any interests or questions they have about the galaxy images and the telescopes used to gather them. There is also a list of some of the telescopes used to gather the images, with short descriptions of each. The students can tear this last page off and take it home. 10

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