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Astronomy : A Laboratory Textbook / With Internet Exercises

Astronomy : A Laboratory Textbook / With Internet Exercises - 3rd edition

Astronomy : A Laboratory Textbook / With Internet Exercises - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780898922028

ISBN10: 089892202X

Astronomy : A Laboratory Textbook / With Internet Exercises by John Wilson - ISBN 9780898922028
Edition: 3RD 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Contemporary Publishing Company of Raleigh
Published: 2000
International: No
Astronomy : A Laboratory Textbook / With Internet Exercises by John Wilson - ISBN 9780898922028

ISBN13: 9780898922028

ISBN10: 089892202X

Edition: 3RD 00

Summary

The laboratory exercises in this manual have been developed over a period of 18 years. During this time they have been used by thousands of students at Georgia State University. It may be used in a one-semester Astronomy lab course, or in a two-semester course as it is used at Georgia State.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface

LABORATORY EXERCISES

Basic Drawing and Measuring
Measurements and Powers of Ten
The Celestial Sphere and Planispheres
Eclipse Predicting
Planetary Orbits
The Mass of Jupiter
Refraction and Reflection of Light
Simple Lenses and Telescopes
Lunar Features
Relative Ages of Martian Landscapes
Spectroscopy and Atomic Structure
The Inverse-Square Law
Rotation of the Sun
Eclipsing and Spectroscopic Binary Stars
Ages and Distances of Star Clusters
The Period-Luminosity Relation
Galaxy Classification
Hubble's Law

OBSERVING EXERCISES

Star Trail Photography
Lunar Photography
Planetary Photography
Stellar Magnitudes and Colors
Solar Photography
Piggyback Photography
Photographic Photometry of Variable Stars
Outdoor Lighting and the Astronomical Environment

INTERNET EXERCISES

Exploring the Solar System
Spaced Out Telescopes
Planetary Connections
Cosmic Connections

VISITING AN OBSERVATORY