Elementary Astronomy Laboratory Activities
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.
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
Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
Survey galaxies in the universe (immersive visualization)
Our Dynamic Sun (may use the roof top solar telescope)
Experiment with CCD Camera Images
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
Brightnesses and colors of stars in Messier 34
Track Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber