Montana Space Grant Consortium is pleased to be hosting the National Student Solar Spectrograph Competition in Bozeman, Montana at the campus of Montana State University.
This is your chance to build a ground based solar spectrograph as part of an undergraduate interdisciplinary team and then travel to “Big Sky” country to test it with a unique view of the sun found nowhere else.
The yearly National Student Solar Spectrograph Competition is MSGC’s Education Program for NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission.
2012-2013 Competition - Spectrograph designs can begin in September 2012 and finish with the competition May 15-18, 2013 in Bozeman.
Ask yourself the following questions:
A Spectrograph is an instrument used to measure properties of light over a specific portion of the electromagnetic spectrum by separating an incoming wave into a frequency spectrum. Spectrographs have a wide range of complexity from as simple as a prism to the cutting edge IRIS spectrograph.