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 acctivity where available.
Most of them also have similar mentored versions for labs that are offered on-line as part of our Distance Education program.
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Watch the Sky (Planetarium -- Week of October 29, 30, 31)
Under Namibian Skies (immersive visualization)
Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)
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
Light and Telescopes
Experiment with CCD Camera Images
Use a CCD Camera
Use a Remote Telescope: Requests and
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