Science Sunday: Glowing Rocks

In a previous Science Sunday, we explored fluorescent properties using tonic water and laundry detergent. In that segment, we also mentioned that there are some naturally occurring materials that will glow under a black light. A couple of questions came in asking what those materials are, so today we are going to explore some rocks that glow. Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to learn more.

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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.

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Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.