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For pupils and students - physics, optics, astronomy, mobile telephony and more

Welcome to the page devoted to physics, optics and amateur observations of the sky (sunspots, planets, Moon).


Radio – how to talk to an astronaut? How to receive satellite images of Earth?

satellite APT image from NOAA 18

NOAA satellite images

in Polish at the moment

International Space Station (ISS)

How to talk to an astronaut in ISS?

in Polish at the moment


Presentations

GSM mobile phone

Should we bother with the speed of light in everyday life? A closer look at GSM technology

(T. Kawalec, wrzesień 2012)

Atoms - particles or waves and Thermochromic m

Atoms – particles or waves and Termochromic materials, in Polish (Atomy – cząstki czy fale oraz Materiały termochromowe)
short lecture

(T. Kawalec, March 2010)

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Mobile phones — how do they work

Mobile phones — how do they work, in Polish (Fizyczne podstawy działania telefonii komórkowej)

(T. Kawalec, May 2010)

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A piece of Polish-Danish history in Sønderborg

A piece of Polish-Danish history in Sønderborg – a battle more than 350 years ago (in Polish)

(T. Kawalec, 2008)

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Shall we bother with a speed of light in an everyday life? [soon]


Experiments and observations – physics is fun!

Paper mirror - interesting conclusion from Fresnel equations

Mirror made from a piece of paper

interesting conclusion from Fresnel equations

XL sized camera obscura

A keyhole — an unusual application

XL sized camera obscura


High voltage generator [soon]


Observations of the sky – sunspots, planets, Moon

Sunspots

Sunspots

how to observe sunspots in a safe way


Sunspots – pictures

some of the pictures collected on a separate page


Saturn

Jupiter, Saturn, Moon and nebulas

observation of gas giants and Moon with a zoom camera

Moon, Jupiter and Venus

Moon and planets

interesting alignments of bright objects

lunar eclipse

Solar and lunar eclipse

amateur photography