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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_fa13.pdf syllabus].  
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These activities for an Elementary Astronomy Lab were used in classes on campus at the University of Louisville in evolving forms from 1972 - 2017. This page is not currently being updated.
Click the links below for more information on each acctivity 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.
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Many of these now have mentored versions for labs that are  offered [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle on-line] as part of our new Distance Education program. More information is available on request by sending an email to ''kielkopf at louisville dot edu''.
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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/Immersive_Video_Wall About the Video Room]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Watch_the_Sky Watch the Sky (Planetarium -- Week of October 29, 30, 31)]
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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/astrowiki/index.php/Under_Namibian_Skies Under Namibian Skies (immersive visualization)]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Under_Namibian_Skies Under Namibian Skies (immersive visualization)]
  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Night_Sky Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)]  
 
[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]
  
 
Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
 
Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
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[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]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Our_Dynamic_Sun Our Dynamic Sun]
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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/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/Spectra Spectra]
 
[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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[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]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/FLIR_Camera The iPad and infrared camera]

Latest revision as of 19:52, 23 August 2019

These activities for an Elementary Astronomy Lab were used in classes on campus at the University of Louisville in evolving forms from 1972 - 2017. This page is not currently being updated.

Many of these now have mentored versions for labs that are offered on-line as part of our new Distance Education program. More information is available on request by sending an email to kielkopf at louisville dot edu.


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

The iPad and infrared camera