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.
Professor Tad Pryor, 302W Physics & Astronomy Bldg, 848-445-8873, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hour: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Alternatively, call or email for an appointment.
Mr. Jack Hay, 331W Physics & Astronomy Bldg,
Office Hour: Tuesday 5:00 - 6:20 PM (in the classroom)
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.
Your RU ID card should now give you access to the building door facing Allison Road, the classroom (Serin 401; the door at the top of the stairs on the left-hand side of the lobby), and the observatory. If your keycard does not work, see Ms. Cascio in room 326 of the Physics & Astronomy Building during regular working hours.
Assignments to the observing sessions are below. Let me know if you have a problem with your day/time.
|Day||Time||Student 1||Student 2||Student 3|
|Sunday||7:00 - 9:00||N. Ibrahim||C. Dilliplane||H. Malhi|
|9:00 - 11:00||J. Gaughan||A. Schabes||A. Srinivas|
|Monday||7:00 - 9:00||L. Eid||E. Garbe|
|9:00 - 11:00||A. Friedman||V. Rocha||K. Stasiewski|
|Tuesday||7:00 - 9:00||S. Chen||J. Stecenko|
|9:00 - 11:00||R. Brown||R. Qui||I. Venediktov|
|Wednesday||7:00 - 9:00|
|9:00 - 11:00||D. Carrollo||B. Fischer||S. Kim|
|Friday||7:00 - 9:00||D. Pidgeon||A. Washington||J. Vigoureux|
|9:00 - 11:00|
Observing predictions for the Schommer Observatory. In the "cloud cover" line, dark blue is good and white is bad.
Revised November 10, 2017