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A399 - Intro Obs Astrophys - Syllabus

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# Dy Date Time Loc Due Topic Read
1 Fr 1/24 15:00-16:30 WAT416   Intro, Mag, Filters, JD 1
2 Tu 1/28 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   Celestial Sphere, Obs planning 2
3 Mo 2/3 15:15-17:15 IfALib Hmwk 1 Starlab  
4 Fr 2/7 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   Observing plans, Catalogs & Tools  
5 Fr 2/14 15:15-17:15 IfAC221 Hmwk 2 Telescopes, Detectors, Labs 3
6 Fr 2/21 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   Unix, Statistics, Airmas Reds  
7 Fr 2/28 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   Image Processing  
8 Fr 4/4 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   IRAF, Image Processing  
9 Mo 4/7 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   IRAF, Image Processing  
10 Mo 4/14 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   Photometry  
11 Fr 5/2 15:15-17:15 IfAC221   Makeup  

In order to prepare for our observing projects, please be prepared to stay late after Friday classes in February (pending clear weather) for basic telescope orientation (dates highlighted in red). Wear comfortable clothing (pants) and bring something to keep warm. We'll spring for pizza for dinner.

Observing Sessions for Lab -- Sat Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 26, May 3. We will provide transportation to Dillingham airfield and will stay there 3-4 hours (or longer by consensus). Bring a sack dinner, and warm clothes.

Reading List

  • [1] Section on Magnitude systems and Julian Dates in notebook
  • [2] Celestial sphere sheet in notebook
  • [3] Section on "Detectors" in your notebooks
  • [4]
  • [5]
  • [6]
  • [7]

Last modified: February 9, 2003
Karen Meech
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
meech@ifa.hawaii.edu