Current Undergraduate Course/Lab Schedules (and Lab Manuals)

2020 Spring Undergraduate Courses

Course #NameFormatSectionDayTimeLocationInstructor
ASTR 105GThe PlanetsLectureMW9:00-10:15BX102Dr. Finlator
--LabM01M1:30-3:30BX102
--LabM02T3:30-5:30WH232
--LabM03T1:30-3:30WH232
ASTR 105GThe PlanetsLectureMW10:30-11:45BX102Dr. Finlator
--LabM04M3:30-5:30BX102
--LabM05Th3:30-5:30WH232
--LabM06Th1:30-3:30WH232
ASTR 105G (1st yr seminar)The PlanetsLectureTTh12:00-13:15BX102Dr. Marra
--LabM07M12:30-14:30WH232
ASTR 110GIntroduction to AstronomyLectureTTh9:00-10:15BX102Dr. Finlator
--LabM01T3:30-5:30BX102
--LabM02T1:30-3:30BX102
--LabM03W3:30-5:30BX102
ASTR 110GIntroduction to AstronomyLectureTTh10:30-11:45BX102Dr. Jackiewicz
--LabM04Th3:30-5:30BX102
--LabM05Th1:30-3:30BX102
--LabM06W1:30-3:30BX102
ASTR 301VRevolutionary Ideas in AstronomyLectureM01TTh13:30-14:45HJLC210Dr. Jackiewicz
ASTR 305VLife in the UniverseLectureM01TTh10:30-11:45HJLC225Dr. Churchill

All Courses Lab Schedule

This document shows the current schedule of all astronomy labs. They can change without notice, so contact your TA to insure you know what labs are being held when. Please use this in case you would like to attempt a  “make up” lab in some other section if you miss one, but only with the permission of your instructor/TA.

ASTR 105 Spring 2020 Lab Manual (Finlator) (PDF)

This version of the lab manual contains only the experiments chosen for the Spring 2020 sections of ASTR 105 run by Prof. Finlator (M01-M06). This is NOT the version for the section run by Rachel Marra (M07).

There are various options for getting the manual printed (for example, go here). You can also get the lab manual printed out at the FedEx Office, 1001 East University Avenue. Just give the clerk the address of this page, and have them click on the PDF link above, but make sure they get the correct version (if you encounter any problems with this process contact your TA). Each section maybe doing a different set of labs, so make sure you attend YOUR lab section as it is extremely difficult to schedule a make-up.

ASTR 105 Spring 2020 Lab Manual (Marra) (PDF)

This version of the lab manual contains only the experiments chosen for the Spring 2020 section of ASTR 105 run by Rachel Marra (M07). This is NOT the version for the sections run by Prof. Finlator.
There are various options for getting the manual printed (for example, go here; Do not forget to print out the observatory worksheets found at the back of the manual! You’ll need these for the extra-credit observing sessions). You can also get the lab manual printed out at the FedEx Office, 1001 East University Avenue. Just give the clerk the address of this page, and have them click on the PDF link above, but make sure they get the correct version (if you encounter any problems with this process contact your TA). Each section maybe doing a different set of labs, so make sure you attend YOUR lab section as it is extremely difficult to schedule a make-up.

ASTR 110 Spring 2020 Lab Manual (Finlator) (PDF)

This version of the lab manual contains only the experiments chosen for the Spring 2020 sections of ASTR 110 run by Prof. Finlator (M01-M03). This is NOT the version for the sections run by Prof. Jackiewicz.

There are various options for getting the manual printed (for example, go here; Note: Do not forget to print out 8 of the observatory worksheets found at the back of the manual!). You can also get the lab manual printed out at the FedEx Office, 1001 East University Avenue. Just give the clerk the address of this page, and have them click on the “PDF” link above, but make sure they get the correct version (if you encounter any problems with this  process contact your TA). Because different sections may be doing different labs, make sure you attend YOUR lab section as it is extremely difficult, or even impossible, to schedule a make-up. You may wish/need to use the “night time sky charts” for use at home or at the observatory.

ASTR 110 Spring 2020 Lab Manual (Jackiewicz) (PDF)

This version of the lab manual contains only the experiments chosen for the Spring 2020 sections of ASTR 110 run by Prof. Jackiewicz (M04-M06). This is NOT the version for the sections run by Prof. Finlator.

There are various options for getting the manual printed (for example, go here; Note: Do not forget to print out 8 of the observatory worksheets found at the back of the manual!). You can also get the lab manual printed out at the FedEx Office, 1001 East University Avenue. Just give the clerk the address of this page, and have them click on the “PDF” link above, but make sure they get the correct version (if you encounter any problems with this  process contact your TA). Because different sections may be doing different labs, make sure you attend YOUR lab section as it is extremely difficult, or even impossible, to schedule a make-up. You may wish/need to use the “night time sky charts” for use at home or at the observatory.

 

 

Campus Observatory

This page gives information about whether the campus observatory is open on any given night, where the campus observatory is located, dates by which Observatory Notebooks should be turned in, etc. The observatory will be open Monday & Thursday evenings 9 to 9:50 pm, weather permitting.

Night time sky charts (PDF)

For use at home or at the campus observatory.

HR Diagram Lab Figures

The B and V images needed for the HR Diagram lab experiment are linked below. Note that these images are scaled properly to allow the experiment to work.

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Past course schedules