DECEMBER 2016 WEBINAR: LIVE on 19 December 2016 at 16:00 GMT

Hosted by Rosa Doran of GTTP and Vivian White of ASP, the webinar will discuss the lesson plan ‘Why doesn’t it look like the photos?,’ with a fleet of telescopes in space and giant observatories on the ground, professional astronomers produce hundreds of spectacular images of space every year. These colorful pictures have become infused into popular culture; we find them on billboards, in commercials, and on our computers. But they also invite questions: Is this what outer space really looks like? Are the colors real? How are these images made? Coloring the Universe uses accessible language to describe how these giant telescopes work, what scientists learn with them, and how they are used to make color images.

Lesson plan: Why Doesn’t It Look Like the Photos?

Supporting video: Coloring the Universe