Astronomy 129: Astronomy I Lab

Section L8 Fall 2014


Lab Day:  Thursday

Lab Location: Science Center, room SSMB 211

Observing Location: Saint Philip Str. Garage, 89 Saint Philip Str.  

On observing nights we will first meet in SSMB 211.

Time: 7:00-10:00PM (section L8)



Lab Instructor: Dr. George Chartas

Office: 206 JC Long

Office hours: TR 3:00-5:30 pm

Phone: (843) 953-3609








Lab Chapter 1: Angular Size and Field of View

Celestron 8Ó  Telescope Setup Checklist(Telescope Assembly and Finderscope Collimation)


4 Sept

Lab Chapter 2: Celestial Globe


11 Sept

Lab Chapter 3: Moon Phases & Eclipses


 18 Sept

Lab Chapter 4: Solar System Motions and Alignments


25 Sept

Lab Chapter 6: KeplerŐs Law


2 Oct

Lab Chapter 7: Polar Axis Alignment

For non-observing conditions the lab will be on Chapter 5 : Rotating Star Chart

9 Oct

Lab Chapter 8: Observing Techniques I


16 Oct

Lab Chapter 9: Lunar Features


23 Oct

Lab Chapter 10: Greenhouse Effect


30 Oct

Lab Chapter 11: Pluto I - Image Analysis


6 Nov

Lab Chapter 12:  Solar Discovery



13 Nov

Lab Chapter 13: Observing Techniques II


20 Nov

Lab Chapter 14: Extrasolar Planets