by Hugh McDonald, Executive Producer December 7th, 2020
Located in Remscheid, the German Röntgen Museum lets visitors explore radiation and energy through the work of Wilhelm Röntgen, the scientist who first demonstrated the existence of X-rays in 1895.
The EM Spectrum exhibit is a perfect fit for the Röntgen Museum, as it was designed to create a playful and engaging way to learn about the sea of invisible radiation surrounding us. Visible light is only a tiny slice of the electromagnetic spectrum, which runs from high-energy Gamma radiation, with wavelengths the size of an atomic nucleus, all the way to radio waves the length of a football field.
EM Spectrum lets visitors select objects and pull them through the spectrum to see what radiation at different wavelengths reveals about their structure. The objects include everyday items, like a toaster and cell phone, as well as cosmological objects, such as our sun and the Crab Nebula. As visitors explore the spectrum, they learn how radiation can be harnessed for a range of scientific purposes.
The exhibit takes advantage of the expansive form factor of Ideum’s Dual-49” Pano touch table. The Dual-49” Pano uses projected-capacitive (pcap) touch technology and offers an extra-wide platform for visitors to explore collaboratively. For the Röntgen Museum, we also updated the exhibit with text in German.
EM Spectrum can be found in science centers around the globe. The exhibit is one of several off-the-shelf science exhibits we offer. Our large-scale interactive Digital Dinos and Brain Odyssey exhibits are also available for purchase by museums and other public educational institutions worldwide. Please contact us to learn more.