- Sunday, March 16
- 1:30pm - 4:30pm
- 630 Flushing Avenue -- enter around side via Thompkins Ave
- 8th floor, end of the long corridor (keep going), suite 867 "Public Lab"
Stuff we have:
- lots of equipment to use/borrow!
- foldable specs, desktop specs, smartphone spec, sampling kits
- cute robot toys
Nifty things you could bring if you have them:
- Your foldable spectrometer (we'll provide for those who don't)
- Clean glass jars with samples of cooking oils - clearly labeled!
- Clean glass jars with samples of motor oil, heating oil, etc - clearly labeled!
- sterile sticks for stirring samples around. be creative.
"Reading Rainbows" is the coolest thing since balloon aerial mapping. We are beginning this workshop with constructing our spectrometers so that everyone has one of their own. Then, we will learn how to use the website spectralworkbench.org to calibrate it using common fluorescent lights. Then we will but the spectrometers and our samples into a bigger, lightproof box so that we can shine lasers into them.
First up is to get spectra of known substances to begin building our library of environmental chemicals. In the future we will be setting forth to identify unknown environmental chemicals.
But don't take my word for it.