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Real Image


Find the place in front of the mirror where your hand meets your own image. See if you can shake hands with it.

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When your hand is at the very centre of the mirror’s curve, its image is there as well. You won’t be able to shake hands with the image because when you move your hand, the image moves in the opposite direction.

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Look Closer

Welcome to Look Closer, Techniquest's brand new digital tool. We're trialling Look Closer as a way of offering you a closer look at the science demonstrated by many of our exhibits. You'll find visitor sheets, videos, articles on contemporary science as well as fun trails to navigate your way around the exhibition space.

Speak to our Science Communicators to find out more.