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Outreach resources

If you have been to a past ICG outreach event, you can find further information about, and resources relating to, some of our outreach activities below.

Build your own Universe

The 'Build your own Universe' kit was provided by SEPnet and developed at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Click here to find out more on the QMUL website. Alternatively you can download the instruction booklet from the link below.

'Build your own Universe' instruction booklet (pdf)

Event organiser and ICG student Dominic Galliano explains how to build the UniverseICG student Dominic Galliano explains how to build the Universe

Lego quarks and atoms.Lego quarks and atoms.

Spectroscope

You may have looked through a CD spectroscope at one of our public events and seen how sources of light split up into different colours. It is easy to make your own spectroscope at home using a CD and a cardboard container, the ones that we have on our stands tend to be made using cereal boxes or kitchen roll tubes.

There are lots of websites with instructions for making a CD spectroscope. This video from Dr Andrew Steele shows you how to make a CD spectroscope that is similar to the ones that we have on display and this website shows lots of examples of the different types of spectra that you can see by looking at different types of light.

A labelled photo of a CD spectroscopeA labelled photo of a CD spectroscope

Looking at a light through a CD spectroscope.Looking at a light through a CD spectroscope.