3pm. The Dark Inside Venue 

When you think of light, do you think of just what your eyes can see? The light to which our eyes are sensitive is just a fraction of the total amount of light that exists in the universe and which surrounds us all. Just like there are sounds that human ears can’t hear, there is a large spectrum of light that human eyes can’t see.

The electromagnetic spectrum is the term used by scientists to describe this entire range of light that exists and includes Gamma Rays, X-rays, UV Rays, Microwaves and Radio waves and also INFRARED – which is the focus of Graham Rooneys talk.Graham will explore the themes of visible and invisible light and the electromagnetic spectrum; from the discovery of infrared in 1800 to its significance in the present day and how we can discover this thermal landscape with the use of amazing infrared camera systems.

Aimed primarily for the younger audience aged 6 – 12 at Sanctuary  2017 (although adults are of course welcome!) the talk aims to give a  glimpse into the infrared world and how it works, and with some interactive experiments with thermal cameras along the way hopes to prove that physics is fun!

Graham Rooney is a professional thermographer: He has worked with infrared technology in energy conservation projects around the world for over 20 years. The “aye are collective” uses thermal camera systems as a creative medium to document the energy of people and the environments they occupy.