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ASTRONOMY 195
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Welcome to AST 195!
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Keep using that telescope.

 

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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 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.

 

***We had SUN for the Thursday class this week!  :)

***We had clouds for the Friday class.  :(

***The sun TOYED with us during the Monday class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10
Thursday November 2 (Southwest)
Friday November 3 (Bullitt)

Monday November 6 (Downtown)

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

·         Solar Filter Making (last day for this project)

·         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.

 

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

 

***We had clouds for the Thursday class this week.  :(
***We had clouds again for the Friday class.  :(

***We had clouds for the Monday class.  :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 11
Thursday November 9 (Southwest)
Friday November 10 (Bullitt)

Monday November 13 (Downtown)

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

·         Solar Observing (if weather is clear)

Students only need to do their first solar observation during class time (and have me sign it).  If you have already done that in-class observation, and I have signed it, then you do not need to do any more solar observations in class.  Continue working on the “on your own” advanced projects.

 

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

 

Another two more “On Your Own” advanced projects due next week.  You must turn in two more — you choose which two.

 

***We had SUN again for the Thursday class this week!  :)

***We had SUN again for the Friday class this week!  :)

***We had clouds AGAIN for the Monday class.  :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 12
Thursday November 16 (Southwest)
Friday November 17 (Bullitt)

Monday November 20 (Downtown)

NOTE THAT AFTER THIS WEEK THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS YOU MAY TURN IN DURING A SINGLE WEEK IS LIMITED

 

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

·         Solar Observing (if weather is clear)

Students only need to do their first solar observation during class time (and have me sign it).  If you have already done that in-class observation, and I have signed it, then you do not need to do any more solar observations in class.  Continue working on the “on your own” advanced projects.

 

Another two more “On Your Own” advanced projects due today.  You must turn in two more — you choose which two.

 

You may turn in a MAXIMUM of three “On Your Own” advanced projects next week.

 

***We had clouds for the Thursday class this week!  :(

***We had SUN again for the Friday class this week!  :)

***We had SUN, finally, for the Monday class.  :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24 – THANKSGIVING BREAK (COLLEGE CLOSED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 13
Monday November 27 (Downtown)

Thursday November  30 (Southwest)
Friday December 1 (Bullitt)

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

·         Solar Observing (if weather is clear)

Students only need to do their first solar observation during class time (and have me sign it).  If you have already done that in-class observation, and I have signed it, then you do not need to do any more solar observations in class.  Continue working on the “on your own” advanced projects.

 

A maximum of three “On Your Own” advanced projects may be turned in. 
I will accept no more than three from any student this week.

 

You may turn in a MAXIMUM of two “On Your Own” advanced projects next week.

 

***We had SUN again for the Monday class.  :)

***We had clouds again for the Thursday class. :(

***We had SUN again for the Friday class.  :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 14
Monday December 4 (Downtown)

Thursday December 7 (Southwest)
Friday December 8 (Bullitt)

EXAM WEEK

 

A maximum of two “On Your Own” advanced projects may be turned in.  I will accept no more than two from any student this week.  This is the final day to turn in projects.

 

I will have grades posted as soon as possible.

 

 

 

END OF THE SEMESTER

END OF THE LAB CLASS

 

 

 

ALL GRADES POSTED 12/9/2017