September 26, 2012
CCDs and Observing
Lab 3 will be available by the end of Friday.
This lab introduces observing with the CCD camera
and some of its properties.
Some of the data for this lab can be taken with the
dome closed, so show up
September 12, 2012
Coordinates, Telescopes and
Due date extended to September 19.
Handed out today and is due September 27.
Observing commences starting tomorrow.
Coordinate systems: Earth's point of
November 26, 2013
Labs 6 and 7
Comet ISON (today)
Hand in the remainder of the lab by Tuesday,
Lab 6: Nebular Spectroscopy
Hand in lab on Thursday, December 5
Lab 7: Jupiters moons and Keplers
October 10, 2012
Lab 3 and (mostly) Lab 4
Lab 3 is due October 17th.
The description of the analysis of the spectra of Nova
Del will (finally) become available Friday morning.
Lab 4 is being handed out today.
Due October 31.
November 21, 2013
Society of Physics Students (SPS) talk:
Professor Sevil Salur
How to Cook the Primordial Soup
PLH, 8:30 PM, tonight!
Comet ISON (Nov 13; Gregg Ruppel)
Comet ISON (Nov 16; Waldemar Skarupa)
October 31, 2013
Lab 4 is due today.
Lab 5 is due Thursday, November 14.
Observing starts Sunday.
Lab 5: Color-Magnitude Diagram
Target is the open cluster M34.
CMD can determine the cluster distance and age.
Will again perform
September 19, 2012
Telescopes and RUPhast
Rutgers Astronomical Society: meets here at
8:30 PM for observing with 20-inch and 8-inch
Due September 26.
Observing successful except for Sunday night grou
October 3, 2012
CCDs and Data Analysis
Observing completed for Lab 3.
No observing next week; work on your analysis.
Lab 3b (data analysis) will be available later
tonight and will be due October 10th.
Nova Del is continuing to fade.
November 7, 2013
Three student talks:
David Kolchmeyer: Particle Physics, Symmetry, and the
Four Jet Analysis
Alex DeMaio: Influence of Precollapse Angular
Momentum Distribution on Stellar Collapse and its
October 24, 2012
Lab 4 Reduction & Analysis
Rutgers Astronomical Society observing tonight.
SPS talk tonight at 8:15 PM in the PLH.
Why We Expect New Physics Beyond the Higgs
Professor Amit Lath
Physics & Astronomy Dept. Colloq
November 14, 2013
Lab 5 and Lab 6
Rutgers Astronomical Society:
Observing tonight at 8:30 PM, weather permitting.
Comet Lovejoy 30 sec exposure
Monday night group has been assigned data.
Hand in write