Astronomy Lab 101

Spring 2014  

 

Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice

Week Date Experiment Title Reading/ObservationAssignment
1 Jan 21-23 1(I-II)

NAAP Lab: The Rotating Sky

The Rotating Sky Student Guide

 

2 Jan 28-30 1(III-V)

NAAP Lab: The Rotating Sky

The Rotating Sky Student Guide

 

3

Feb 4-6

2

NAAP Lab: Motions of the Sun

Paths of the Sun Guide

 

4 Feb 11-14 3

NAAP Lab: Basic Coordinates and Seasons

Basic Coordinates and Seasons Student Guide

Motion of the Sun Take Home Lab 

 

5 Feb 18-21 4

 NAAP Lab: Lunar Phases

 

Lunar Phase Guide

Motion of the Moon Take Home Lab

6 Feb 25-28 5 NAAP Lab: Solar System Models

Basic Solar System Models Student Guide

 

7 Mar 4-6 6

NAAP Lab: Planetary Orbits

Planetary Orbit Simulator Guide
8 Mar 11-13 7

Motion of the Sun Take Home Lab 

Motion of the Moon Take Home Lab

 
9 Mar 18-20 8

Stellarium -The mass of Jupiter

Stellarium
10 Mar 25-27 9

Nature of Light Spectra

 

11

Mar 31-Apr 6 ** SPRING RECESS- NO LAB  
12 Apr 8-10 10

Build Your Own Telescope

Telescope Properties Handout

13 Apr 15-17 11

The Sun

SoHO Movie Gallery

Select one the top two "large" videos

SoHO Movie Theater

Select LASCO C2 and set start date 

2010-12-12

GONG Latest Images

GONG H-Alpha

NASA SoHO

14 Apr 22-24 12

NAAP Lab: Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

HR Diagram Student Guide

15 Apr 29-May 1 13

 

UW Hubble's law from Spectra data

 

 
16 May 6-8 14

Any One of the Previous Lab and Turn in home assignments

 

17

 

May 12-16   Exams Week