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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/108/syllabus/p108_local_sp13.pdf syllabus].  
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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].  
Click the links below for more information on each acctivity where available.
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Click the links below for more information on each activity where available.
Most of them also have similar versions for labs that are  offered [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle on-line] as part of our Distance Education program.
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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/astrowiki/index.php/Watch_the_Sky Watch the Sky (Planetarium)]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Identify_Constellations Identify Constellations ]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Identify_Constellations Identify Constellations (Planetarium)]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Immersive_Video_Wall About the Video Room]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Night_Sky Night Sky Using Stellarium (alternative to the Planetarium)]  
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Watch_the_Sky Watch the Sky (Planetarium session not currently offered)]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Under_Namibian_Skies Under Namibian Skies (immersive visualization)]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Night_Sky Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Requests Use a Remote Telescope: Requests]  and
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Results Analyze Request Results]
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Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
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Survey galaxies in the universe (immersive visualization)
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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/astrowiki/index.php/The_Earth_Rotates The Earth Rotates]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/The_Earth_Rotates The Earth Rotates]
  
Explore the solar system using 3-D visualization (new in Spring 2013)
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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)]
 
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Our_Dynamic_Sun Our Dynamic Sun]
 
  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Light_and_Telescopes  Light and Telescopes]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Light_and_Telescopes  Light and Telescopes]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Use_a_CCD_Camera Use a CCD Camera]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Use_a_CCD_Camera Use a CCD Camera]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Spectra Spectra]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Spectra Spectra]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Requests Use a Remote Telescope: Requests] and
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Observing planets and the Moon with a telescope (live remote or with the telescope on the roof)
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Results Results]
 
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Explore_Mars Explore Mars]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Explore_Mars Explore Mars] (may use immersive visualiztion)
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Observe_Satellites_of_Jupiter_and_Saturn Observe Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn]
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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]
  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Follow_Proxima_Centauri Follow Proxima Centauri]
 
[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
  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Variable_Stars_in_Messier_3 Variable Stars in Messier 3]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Variable_Stars_in_Messier_3 Variable Stars in Messier 3]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Survey_Galaxies_in_Virgo Survey Galaxies in Virgo using 3-D visualization]
 
  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Measure_a_Nearby_Supernova Measure a Nearby Supernova]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Measure_a_Nearby_Supernova Measure a Nearby Supernova]
  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Track_Cosmic_Rays_in_a_Cloud_Chamber Track Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber]
 
[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