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Creation of what may be the world's largest spectrum

13 September 2019

On Wednesday 11 September 2019 students in the School of Physics and Astronomy made up the largest Neon Spectrum in the world. 100m long and 10m wide, the spectrum went around the Observatory, and ended in a wave. After the Neon spectrum, the AstroSoc members were ready to feed the hungry crowd at their annual welcome barbecue. The spectrum was part of the Shine project, and orchestrated by Shine artist Tim Fitzpatrick.

Rolled up coloured bands for the Neon spectrum on the lawn.

Creating the Neon spectrum with coloured bands.

Creation of what may be the world's largest spectrum.
Image credit for drone shot: Duncan Robertson.