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Key takeaways
A description of redshift is in a spectrum.
An analysis of how we can tell if a galaxy is moving away or towards us by its redshift or blueshift.
A discussion of how redshift has led us to the conclusion that the Universe is expanding.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

What do you know about the astronomical phenomenon RedShift? Do you want to know more? In this class, students will gain a better understanding of RedShift and how it has led us to understand that the universe is expanding. In addition, Spectroscopy, the explanation of redshift, and how the amount of redshift can tell us more about objects will be discussed. This class is great for Physics students at the GCSE or equivalent level or students who are eager to know more about the universe!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 9-11 or S3-S5 studying Physics at GCSE or equivalent level. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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