I was at volunteer training for the Experiment Gallery at the Science Museum of Minnesota tonight. We went through a series of demonstrations and experiments about optics. To cap it off I thought I might collect some links on optics for future reference.
- Google Directory on Physics and Optics
- Optics topic at Wikipedia. This has some nice diagrams and outlines of all the common lens shapes.
- Physics Web Education Resources on Optics
Optics.org the online photonics resource.
The only bad part about the Playing with Time exhibit was that there wasn’t a lot of room to do demonstrations. The equipment was really cool. I even found mysely wishing for my own high-speed video camera, though I have no idea what I would do with it. Now I’m back in the Experiment Gallery, which is basically a table that you can run demonstrations on - such as the optics ones we did today and the materials science ones from last week.