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Visit this Annenberg Media website find out how to analyze the spectrum of a star and determine its composition.  The site displays spectra of various elements and then shows a stellar spectrum, so you can match spectral lines and identify elements in the star. Several samples of stellar spectra are provided.
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Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Spectra
- Stars
= Spectral Types
Light
- Diffraction
Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Reference Material
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2000 The Annenberg/CPB Projects
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Keywords: Stellar spectra, diffraction, light, spectrum, teacher workshop
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 12, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: Jul 08, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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(Annenberg Foundation, 2000), WWW Document, (http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html).
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The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra (Annenberg Foundation, 2000), <http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html>.
APA Format
The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra. (2005, April 8). Retrieved April 23, 2014, from Annenberg Foundation: http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html
Chicago Format
Annenberg Foundation. The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra. Annenberg Foundation, April 8, 2005. http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html (accessed 23 April 2014).
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The Science of Light: Stellar Spectra. Annenberg Foundation, 2000. 8 Apr. 2005. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/science/light/color/spectra/index.html>.
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