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Most of these activities have versions for labs that are  [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle on-line] and in the classroomClick the link for more information where available.
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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 - 2017This page is not currently being updated.
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Watch_the_Sky Watch the Sky]
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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''.
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Learn_Constellations Learn Constellations]
 
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Earth%27s_Rotation The Earth Rotates]
 
  
[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/Identify_Constellations Identify Constellations ]
  
[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/Immersive_Video_Wall About the Video Room]
  
[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/Watch_the_Sky Watch the Sky (Planetarium session not currently offered)]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Remote_Controlled_CCD_Camera#Using_the_Camera Remote Controlled CCD Camera]
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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/Use_a_Remote_Telescope Use a Remote Telescope ]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Night_Sky Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)]  
  
Measure the Moon
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Requests Use a Remote Telescope: Requests]  and
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Explore_Mars Explore Mars]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Results Analyze Request Results]
  
Track a Dwarf Planet
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Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Observe_Jupiter Observe Jupiter]
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Survey galaxies in the universe (immersive visualization)
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Proxima_Centauri Proxima Centauri]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Survey_Galaxies_in_Virgo Survey Galaxies in Virgo]
  
Star Birth Nebulae
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/The_Earth_Rotates The Earth Rotates]
  
Supernovae in Nearby Galaxies
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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/mediawiki/index.php/Explore_the_Virgo_Cluster Explore the Virgo Cluster]
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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]
  
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Spectra Spectra]
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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 21:14, 1 January 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