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These activities are available in both [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle on-line] and in-class labs. Click the link for more information where available.
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These activities for an Elementary Astronomy Lab are used in classes on campus at the University of Louisville. The current course requirements and schedule are in the class [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/classes/syllabus/p108_local_fa16.pdf syllabus].  
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Click the links below for more information on each activity where available.
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Most of them also have similar mentored versions for labs that are  offered [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle on-line] as part of our Distance Education program.
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Watch_the_sky Watch the sky]
 
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Learn_constellations Learn constellations]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Identify_Constellations Identify Constellations ]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Earth%27s_Rotation The Earth rotates]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Immersive_Video_Wall About the Video Room]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Our_Dynamic_Sun Our dynamic Sun]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Watch_the_Sky Watch the Sky (Planetarium session not currently offered)]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Light_and_Telescopes  Light and telescopes]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Under_Namibian_Skies Under Namibian Skies (immersive visualization)]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Processing_Images_from_a_CCD_Camera Processing images from a CCD camera]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Night_Sky Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)]  
  
Use a remote telescope with a CCD camera
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Requests Use a Remote Telescope: Requests]  and
  
Measure the Moon
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Results Analyze Request Results]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Explore_Mars Explore Mars]
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Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
  
Track a dwarf planet
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Survey galaxies in the universe (immersive visualization)
  
Observe Jupiter
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Survey_Galaxies_in_Virgo Survey Galaxies in Virgo]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Proxima_Centauri Proxima Centauri]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/The_Earth_Rotates The Earth Rotates]
  
Star birth nebulae
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Our_Dynamic_Sun Our Dynamic Sun (may use the roof top solar telescope)]
  
Supernovae in nearby galaxies
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Light_and_Telescopes  Light and Telescopes]
  
Cosmic rays
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Experiment_with_CCD_Camera_Images Experiment with CCD Camera Images]
  
Hands on a telescope
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Use_a_CCD_Camera Use a CCD Camera]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Spectra Spectra]
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Observing planets and the Moon with a telescope (live remote or with the telescope on the roof)
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Explore_Mars Explore Mars] (may use immersive visualiztion)
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Observe_Satellites_of_Jupiter_and_Saturn Observe Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Follow_Proxima_Centauri Follow Proxima Centauri]
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Brightnesses and colors of stars in Messier 34
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Variable_Stars_in_Messier_3 Variable Stars in Messier 3]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Measure_a_Nearby_Supernova Measure a Nearby Supernova]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Track_Cosmic_Rays_in_a_Cloud_Chamber Track Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber]

Latest revision as of 17:22, 30 March 2017

These activities for an Elementary Astronomy Lab are used in classes on campus at the University of Louisville. The current course requirements and schedule are in the class syllabus. Click the links below for more information on each activity where available. Most of them also have similar mentored versions for labs that are offered on-line as part of our Distance Education program.


Identify Constellations

About the Video Room

Watch the Sky (Planetarium session not currently offered)

Under Namibian Skies (immersive visualization)

Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)

Use a Remote Telescope: Requests and

Analyze Request Results

Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)

Survey galaxies in the universe (immersive visualization)

Survey Galaxies in Virgo

The Earth Rotates

Our Dynamic Sun (may use the roof top solar telescope)

Light and Telescopes

Experiment with CCD Camera Images

Use a CCD Camera

Spectra

Observing planets and the Moon with a telescope (live remote or with the telescope on the roof)

Explore Mars (may use immersive visualiztion)

Observe Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus

Follow Proxima Centauri

Brightnesses and colors of stars in Messier 34

Variable Stars in Messier 3

Measure a Nearby Supernova

Track Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber