Spectroscopy and Space Rainbows

Looking to the stars has long been an activity associated with a sense of wonder, an excitement to see beyond what is in our line of sight and to gaze into the ever expanding universe. And whilst pictures captured by satellites have blown us continually away with their depiction of the galaxy, a new scientific technique allows for even more understanding of the stars that spot our skies, Spectroscopy. 

We spoke with Adam Rains, a PhD Astronomy student at the Australian National University about Spectroscopy and why it is more valuable than ever for astronomers in understanding our place in the universe.