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ASTRONOMY 195
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Welcome to AST 195!
You have a standing assignment to check this web page at least twice a week.

Questions?  Feel free to call or stop by during
office hours (click here for the hours).


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

All projects are posted.
See the Aperture Mask and Solar Filter projects for special stuff (cardboard and more) you need to bring for those projects.
Check out the due dates posted for the “On Your Own” Advanced Projects.

I post grades as I get projects graded.
You can check your grades below.

 

CHECK YOUR GRADES IN AST 195

**Click here**

With this on-line grade sheet you can check all your grades in AST 195, make sure that the professor recorded them properly, and see what your overall grade is in AST 195. 
This requires Microsoft Excel.  It works on Jefferson computers.  It may work on your personal computer or phone.

 

 

LAB CALENDAR

 

 

 

Week 1
Monday August 14 (Downtown)
Thursday August 17 (Southwest)
Friday August 18 (Bullitt)

(scroll down for
additional weeks)

Click here for lab syllabus (sign & return).

 

Click here for information on required telescopes.

Click here for list of AST 195 projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday August 21: Solar Eclipse (Monday class will not meet)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2
Thursday August 24 (Southwest)
Friday August 25 (Bullitt)

Monday August 28 (Downtown)

Today we will work on the following projects (click for the list):

·         Purchasing a Telescope

·         Telescope Basics A

Print out the materials for these projects.  Bring your telescope!  (If you do not have your telescope yet, come and learn from what others are doing.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3
Thursday August 31 (Southwest)
Friday September 1 (Bullitt)

Monday September 11 (Downtown – note date)

Today we will work on the following projects (click for the list):

·         Purchasing a Telescope

·         Telescope Basics A

·         Telescope Basics B

Print out the materials for these projects.  Bring your telescope! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 4 – LABOR DAY (COLLEGE CLOSED)

Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 will not have class either, in order to keep the classes from getting too far out of “synch” with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4
Thursday September 14 (Southwest)
Friday September 15 (Bullitt)

Monday September 18 (Downtown)

Today we will work on the following projects (click for the list):

·         Purchasing a Telescope (last day for this project)

·         Telescope Basics A

·         Telescope Basics B

·         Basic Observing Equipment

Print out the materials for these projects.  Bring your telescope (unless you have completed all the assignments except “Basic Observing Equipment”)! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5
Thursday September 21 (Southwest)
Friday September 22 (Bullitt)

Monday September 25 (Downtown)

Today we will work on the following projects (click for the list):

·         Telescope Basics A

·         Telescope Basics B

·         Basic Observing Equipment

·         Lunar Planning

Print out the materials for these projects.  You only need to bring your telescope if you have not completed both “Basics A” and “Basics B”) 

 

All beginner projects are due at WEEK 7 (oops, did say 6).

 

Begin work on those Advanced Projects that are “on your own”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6
Thursday September 28 (Southwest)
Friday September 29 (Bullitt)

Monday October 9 (Downtown – note date)

Last day for Beginning Projects.  No new projects (click for the list) today – this is “catch-up” day for anyone who is behind on projects and needs to get caught up.

 

All beginner projects are due at WEEK 7 (next lab).

 

Be working on those Advanced Projects that are “on your own”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 2 – FALL BREAK (No Classes)

Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6 will not have class either, in order to keep the classes from getting too far out of “synch” with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7
Thursday October 12 (Southwest)
Friday October 13 (Bullitt)

Monday October 16 (Downtown)

Today we will work on the following projects (click for the list):

·         Aperture Mask

Note that you need to bring various materials to lab for the Aperture Mask project, as specified in the Aperture Mask project information.

Continue working on the “on your own” advanced projects.

 

All beginner projects are due today.

 

1st “On Your Own” advanced project is due at Week 9.  You must turn in one — you choose which one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8
Thursday October 19 (Southwest)
Friday October 20 (Bullitt)

Monday October 23 (Downtown)

Today we will finish work on the following projects (click for the list):

·         Aperture Mask (last day for this project)

Note that you need to bring various materials to lab for the Aperture Mask project, as specified in the Aperture Mask project information.

Continue working on the “on your own” advanced projects.

 

1st “On Your Own” advanced project is due next Week.  Two more due at Week 11.  You must turn in one next week — you choose which one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9
Thursday October 26 (Southwest)
Friday October 27 (Bullitt)

Monday October 30 (Downtown)

Today we will finish work on the following projects (click for the list):

·         Solar Filter Making

·         Solar Observing (if weather is clear)

Note that you need to bring various materials to lab for the Solar Filter Making, as specified in the Solar Filter Making project information.  You need your telescope for sizing the filters, and for observing if the weather is clear.

Continue working on the “on your own” advanced projects.

 

First “On Your Own” advanced project is due today.  You choose which one.

 

Two more “On Your Own” advanced projects due at Week 11.  You must turn in two more — you choose which two.