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.
Wacky Planets includes the Stellarium Introduction.
Orientation notes on celestial coordinate systems – this will soon contain the Hawaiian system of directions
Next Look here for material that changes week to week, including material which you should prepare for the next class…