Why is the Sky Blue?
Why IS the sky blue and not yellow, green, or for that matter, day-glow orange? Why is it any color at all since you cannot see transparent air? And what about the various shades of blue you might see at different locations or different times of the day? This webinar covers the physics of light and black body radiation. It will explore the sun, earth’s atmosphere, and finally answer the question every child has wondered about: “Why is the sky blue?”
Dr. Ian McAndrew
Prof. Ian R. McAndrew, PhD is a mechanical engineer who has worked in education nearly 30 years. His global teaching and research began in London and, now with Capitol Technology University where he is the Dean of Doctoral Programs, have taken him around the world. He has taught in over 25 countries, holds six degrees, is qualified as an Electrical Engineer, and is an accepted fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Association Fellowship, also known as a FRAeS. He has supervised over 80 PhDs and has almost 60 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. McAndrew’s current research is in aerodynamics and low speed flight. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches and is the chair of several international conferences. Additionally, he is the editor or assistant editor in chief of several international academic journals.