In the final Research Article for 2015, Dr. Neil Trappe, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Physics in Maynooth University writes about how his research helps scientists ‘see’ much more of the universe than previously possible.
When you look outside at the clear night sky you will see many thousands of stars overheard which is, of course, a beautiful sight. The Moon, stars, planets, comets and galaxies can all be observed if you know where to look just using your eyes. But if you have a pair of binoculars or a telescope these optical instruments also you to see much more detail and many fainter objects you would not be able to see with just your eyes. The telescope gathers more light and magnifies the objects letting you see more and enhance your view.