An Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory Manual

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: MCG
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Table of Contents

About this Laboratory Manual

Indoor Laboratories

Stars, Light, and Spectra

Build a Telescope

Luminosity, Brightness, and Distance: The Inverse Square Law

Distance to the Stars

Scale Models I: From Atoms to Nearby Stars

Scale Models II: From Constellations to the Ends of the Universe

Determining the Size of Meteorites

The Doppler Effect

Stellar Properties and H-R Diagrams

An Introduction to Supernovae

Hubbles Law and the Age of the Universe

Tour of the Solar System

Starry Night Introduction: Observing the Night Sky

Starry Night: Views of the Solar System

Starry Night: Observing the Stars

Math Review

Astronomy Project

Observing Activities

A Brief Tour of the Night Sky (Fall I)

Finding the Ecliptic in Mid-Fall (Dark Site II)

A Brief Tour of the Night Sky (Spring I)

Finding the Ecliptic in Mid-Spring (Dark Site II)

Daily Motions of the Sky

Annual Motions of the Sky

Measuring Angular Separations with a Cross-Staff I

Measuring Angular Separations with a Cross-Staff II

Outdoor Observation Report I

Outdoor Observation Report II

Appendix I: Magnitudes and Logarithms

Appendix II: Constellation Descriptions

Autumn and Spring Constellations

Ursa Major (The Big Dipper)

Ursa Minor (The Little Dipper)

Cassiopeia (Queen of Ethiopia)

Botes (The Herdsman)

Pegasus (The Winged Horse)

Hercules (The Hero)

Perseus (Andromedas Husband)

Taurus (The Bull)

Autumn Constellations

Cygnus (The Swan)

Lyra (The Harp)

Aquila (The Eagle)

Spring Constellations

Orion (The Hunter)

Canis Major and Canis Minor (Orions Hunting Dogs)

Gemini (The Twins)

Leo (The Ancient Lion)

Auriga (The Charioteer)

Virgo (The Virgin)

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