MMT at the Tucson Festival of Books – Science City March 9-10, 2024

Leave a Comment The Tucson Festival of Books is back! Visit MMT Observatory in Science City’s Science of Tomorrow tent! The MMT Observatory presents a hands-on demonstration of multi-object spectroscopy and how it’s implemented at the MMT. Visitors to the MMT booth can become virtual observers by using a game controller to align a virtual image of stars and galaxies onto slit masks. Once aligned, the light from those objects will pass through to the spectrograph that produces the rainbow color spectra that scientists use to understand the velocity, distance, temperature, and composition of objects in our galaxy and beyond.