Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy
This course provides an introduction to the tools and techniques of modern observational astronomy at visible wavelengths. We will use the 20-inch optical telescope of the Schommer Observatory to carry out astronomical imaging and spectroscopic observations, and analyze these observations using professional image-processing software.
Dr. Tad Pryor, 302W Physics & Astronomy Bldg, 732-445-5500 x5462, email@example.com
Office Hour: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Alternatively, call or email for an appointment.
Mr. Jean Walker, 332W Physics & Astronomy Bldg,
Your RU ID card should now give you access to the door facing Allison Road, the classroom (Serin 401), and the observatory.
Students in this course can access the Physics Department LAWN with their laptop. Your web browser will be directed to a login screen. Select the "Authorized Rutgers NetID" option from the "Status:" line and then enter your NetID and password.
Assignments to the observing sessions are below. Let me know if you have a problem with your day/time. For Lab 2 the times are 7:30 - 9:30 PM and 9:30 - 10:30 PM because of the late sunset.
|Day||Time||Student 1||Student 2||Student 3|
|Sunday||7:00 - 9:00||Y. Cohen||K. Porter|
|9:00 - 11:00||A. Dobaria||R. Geda||I. Krstevska|
|Monday||7:00 - 9:00||S. Cheedella||P. Chi|
|9:00 - 11:00||A. Brody||L. Valentin|
|Tuesday||7:00 - 9:00||C. Deegan||S. Praturi|
|9:00 - 11:00||S. Deshpande||J. Pinheiro||C. Ray|
|Wednesday||7:00 - 9:00||T. Emami||A. Kaufman|
|9:00 - 11:00||J. Roig||R. Belfer|
|Friday||7:00 - 9:00||R. Gruytch||C. Shanahan|
|9:00 - 11:00||A. Divakarla||A. Parikh||A. Thuppul|
Observing predictions for the Schommer Observatory. In the "cloud cover" line, dark blue is good and white is bad.
Revised September 25, 2014