Telescopes & Owl Eyes in High School Astronomy
Check out how Abigail G. answered one of the weekly discussion questions – Why do nocturnal animals usually have large pupils in their eyes? How is that related to the way astronomical telescopes work? Sketch an illustration of your point and share it – in high school Astronomy. That week students were learning about telescopes. Just like an owl’s eye, the size of the telescope’s opening matters. And, in a refracting telescope, light is focused in a similar way to an owl’s eye. Abigail’s illustration shows these concepts beautifully!