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Course and Lab Work

Students use the 24-inch telescope in the Observational Techniques seminar (Astro 121) and for labs in Modern Astrophysics (Astro 16). We use it occasionally in the Advanced Lab course for physics majors (Phys 81), Spacetime and Quanta (Phys 5), and in Introductory Astronomy (Astro 1) where we use six 8-inch telescopes more regularly.

Here are two images of Jupiter and its four moons, taken by two groups of Physics 5 students, 20 minutes apart. Can you see one moon disappear behind the planet?



And you can see some recreational images the Astro 16 students took in fall 2014: the Crab Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Orion Nebula, and the Moon (in the ultraviolet, U band).