last revised 8/4/11
Astronomical Observing, Image Processing, and Analysis
2048x2048 CCD for VLT Focal Reducer/Low-Dispersion Spectrograph
Karen B. Kwitter (email@example.com)
Office: 110 TPL
Office Hours: Monday 10-11 AM, and by appointment.
Phone: x 2272
Lab Instructor/Observatory Supervisor
Steven Souza (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office: 117 TPL
Office Hours: by appointment.
Phone: x 3210
Wednesdays, 1:10 - 3:50 PM in TPL 203 (I know, it's huge for us!)
7:00-9:30 PM in rooms 301/402 TPL
Wednesday is for lectures, discussion, and some computer work; Monday evenings are for
observing, lab exercises, discussions, homework, computer work, etc.
We will not all meet every Monday evening; some sessions will be
informal, and some will be self-scheduled observing.
Texts & Other Resources
The text this term is "To Measure the Sky," by Fred Chromey, (Cambridge University Press). We will also be working with "Observing the Universe," edited by Andrew J. Norton (Cambridge University press), and "Handbook of CCD Astronomy," by Steve Howell, both of which will be on reserve in Schow. Finally, there will be occasional handouts or assignments for other reading.
There is a page of useful links on the Class Assignment page.
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