Media Object: Making Color
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. There are many ways to make color—from neon signs to oil slicks to rainbows, and more—and we'll explore some of them here. Learn about light, how it's made, and how it interacts, and how to build your own spectroscope. You’ll see color in a whole new light! Since joining the Exploratorium in 1971,
Ron Hipschman has worked as an exhibit developer, author, teacher, and webcast host. He currently works on the Exploratorium’s Environmental Initiative, implementing and maintaining a collection of environmental monitoring sensors and developing visualizations for the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery’s super-resolution media wall. In addition to Full-Spectrum Science, Ron hosts the monthly After Dark series Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table.
Use these instructions to make your own spectroscope at home.