Purpose: The purpose of the Spectral Classification lab was to familiarize ourselves with the study of the chemical and physical nature of the sun and stars. This exercise taught us that the apparent spectral differences arise p
Planetarium: Motions in the Heaven
Purpose The purpose of this lab is to become familiar with the motions of the planets, stars, and moon.
In the planetarium Professor Reim once again orchestrated the display of celestial objects using a
Cepheid Variables and the Cosmic Distance Scale
Purpose: The purpose of the Cepheid Variables and Cosmic Distance scale lab is to determine the distances to distant stars. By knowing all of the stars in the Small Magnetic Cloud are the same distance fr
Principles of Light
Properties of Light and other Electromagnetic Radiation
Light is the medium of energy by which we perceive our environment through our eyes. It is one form of electromagnetic radiation which includes things like ultraviolet, infrared,
Lenses and Telescopes Lab
Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to learn how to construct two types of refracting telescopes and study their performance identifying focal lengths and magnification.
II. Procedure: First, we were given four which we define
Celestial Globes Lab
Purpose: The Celestial Globe lab is designed to give us a view of the sky from any place at anytime and a concept of how things work together and move in the geocentric universe. A celestial globe is a transparent sphere with the p