Welcome to Astronomy 110 Lab web resource.  All the nitty gritty on the course is located  here.

 

This course was developed by Josh Barnes and has been nurtured by many, but most notably by Mike Nasser.  It consists of a series of exercises or workshops which are offered in no particular order and are most often dependent on the weather.  The topics (and links to the worksheets etc. which are handed out each week) are (so far):

 

Dobsonian telescopes basic study guide

 

In the Field - Telescope Practice includes worksheet

 

Major Constellations and Stars (fall) must be learned over the term.  We are concentrating on…

 

Scorpius and Sagittarius includes worksheet on magnitude estimation.

 

Parallax in the Lab nifty little experiment for those with the ability to separate their eyes…

 

Parallax Worksheet workup of the lab.

 

Basic Telescope Optics  includes review questions and report assignment.

 

Phases of the Moon

 

Observing the Phases of the Moon

Alt-Az chart

Top view

            Follow-up questions

 

Paths of the Planets

 

Jupiters position

 

Moons of Jupiter

 

Wacky Planets includes the Stellarium Introduction.

 

Nebulosities, stars and clusters

 

 

Orientation notes on celestial coordinate systems – this will soon contain the Hawaiian system of directions

 

Open Clusters

 

Spectral Lab

 

        Spectra worksheet

 

Variable star lab

 

Double Stars

 

 

Next Look here for material that changes week to week, including material which you should prepare for the next class…