PHYSICS 328L --- (Astronomy Laboratory II)

Physics 328L (CRN #:74772)

Dr. David Meier and Mr. James Price


Announcements:

There will be class on 4/29
Because of weather, the lunar topology lab has been cancelled.
Students may choose (but not required) to write a full lab-writeup length report on the Moon (or other moons) to replace the lowest existing Lab report grade.
Exoplanet lab due date has been moved to 5/1.


General Information:

Lecture:
Monday: 17:00-18:00p [Workman 310]

David Meier
Office Hours [Workman 359]:
M: 15:00 - 16:00; Th: 14:00 - 15:30
or by appointment
email: david.meier@nmt.edu

and

James Price:
Office Hours [Workman 323]:
Office hours: W & Th: 17:00 - 19:00 or by appointment
email: james.price@student.nmt.edu

Syllabus

Lab Manual

Lecture Topics:

Week 1: Introduction
--- Assignment: Lab XIX - Galactic Structure Assignment --- due 1/28

Week 2: Academic Holiday
--- Assignment:Lab XIX - Galactic Structure Assignment--- due 1/28

Week 3: Color CCD Imaging
--- Assignment:Lab XIII - Color CCD Imaging --- due 2/18

Week 4: No Class
--- Assignment:Lab XIII - Color CCD Imaging --- due 2/18

Week 5: Spectroscopy I
--- Assignment:Lab XIII - Color CCD Imaging --- due 2/18
--- Assignment:Lab IX - Introduction to Spectroscopy --- due 3/11


Week 6: Spectroscopy II
--- Assignment:Lab IX - Introduction to Spectroscopy --- due 3/11
Scheduling: Group I: Etscorn Obs., 2/23 at 6:30pm
Scheduling: Group II: Etscorn Obs., 2/26 at 6:30pm
Scheduling: Group III: Etscorn Obs., 2/27 at 6:30pm

Week 7: No Class
--- Assignment:Lab IX - Introduction to Spectroscopy --- due 3/11
Scheduling: Group II: Etscorn Obs., 2/26 at 6:30pm
Scheduling: Group III: Etscorn Obs., 2/27 at 6:30pm

Week 8: Proposal Question & Answer Session
--- Assignment:Lab IX - Introduction to Spectroscopy --- due 3/11

Week 9: "Time Allocation Committee" Meeting [Proposal Review]
--- Assignment:Lab IX - Introduction to Spectroscopy --- due 3/11

Week 10: Spring Break

Week 11: Approved Proposal Discussion

Week 12: Transiting Exoplanets
--- Assignment:Lab XIV - Transiting Exoplanets --- 4/29
Scheduling: Group I: Etscorn Obs., 4/8 at 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Scheduling: Group II: Etscorn Obs., 4/8 at 9:30pm - 12:00m

Week 13: Transiting Exoplanets II
--- Assignment:Lab XIV - Transiting Exoplanets --- 4/29
Scheduling: Group I: Etscorn Obs., 4/8 at 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Scheduling: Group II: Etscorn Obs., 4/8 at 9:30pm - 12:00m

Week 14:
--- Assignment:Lab XIV - Transiting Exoplanets --- 4/29

Week 15: Lunar Lab Discussion
--- Assignment:Lab XIV - Transiting Exoplanets --- 5/1

Week 16: Exoplanet results and closure
--- Assignment:Lab XIV - Transiting Exoplanets --- 5/1



Color scheme: assign. currently due, late assign.

Photo Gallery:

Black & White:

Stephen's Quintet, M 27, IC 5146, IC 342
NGC 457, M 1, NGC 891, M 15
M 57, Helix Nebula, NGC 6946, Uranus

Color:
M42-South, M33, Horsehead Nebula, Bubble Nebula




Etscorn Campus Observatory 'Astronomy Weather' website (Courtesy of A. Danko)