Spectroscopy of Light - Tesla Coils, Filters, Fireworks & More!

  • Telus World of Science 11211 142 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1 Canada

Come and enjoy this unique family and social event brought to you by the IES and local sponsors.

Explore the properties of light by harnessing the power of electrical, thermal, and chemical energy.  Dive into spectroscopy to see how light can give us important information about the composition of an object.  We’ll explore absorption and emission on both the visible and ultraviolet light spectra.  Along the way, we’ll look at the science behind fireworks, polarizing filters, and Tesla coils.

Your demonstrator will be Dr. Mirabelle Prémont-Schwarz, one of the staff scientists.  Mirabelle is a physical chemist whose doctoral degree focused on spectroscopy.  She is well versed in the physics of light and will be well-suited to present to a diverse audience.

The science demonstration will be held from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Socialising to continue from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Purple Pear.

We encourage you to bring your children to help set their imaginations alight with the science of lighting.  Admission is free for children aged 11 and younger.

Solid state DRSSTC Tesla coil with pointed wire attached to toroid to produce brush discharge

Solid state DRSSTC Tesla coil with pointed wire attached to toroid to produce brush discharge

These lasers are specifically developed for ultra-high precision molecular spectroscopy in the near infrared (from 1 to 2 µm) and mid infrared (from 2.5 to 5 µm) spectral regions.

These lasers are specifically developed for ultra-high precision molecular spectroscopy in the near infrared (from 1 to 2 µm) and mid infrared (from 2.5 to 5 µm) spectral regions.

FAQs

Who can come to the event?

This is intended to be a family and social event.  Please bring your spouse, significant other, and children to the event to socialise with others that share your passion for lighting, possibly sparking some interest in a young mind.

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Due to the nature of the demonstration (dark room, etc.) the minimum recommended age is 5 years old.

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking available at the event venue.

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us with any questions.

 

What's the refund policy?

We will process refunds on tickets up to June 12, when final attendance counts will be submitted to Telus World of Science for this event.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please find the registration table when you arrive and check your name off the list to help us keep track.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but please find the registration table when you arrive and check your ticket purchaser's name off the list to help us keep track.