See the home page for the 2006 CLEA workshop for a schedule and participants; perhaps you would like to see the course syllabi for participants. I took a few photographs myself.
Please feel free to browse, copy, adopt and modify to suit your needs the lecture notes from all my classes. You'll probably find most useful the following:
- The first four are aimed at non-science majors.
- Introduction to Stellar Astronomy (lectures)
- Introduction to Stellar Astronomy (lab exercises)
- Fragments of notes to Solar System Astronomy (lectures)
- Introduction to Solar System Astronomy (lab exercises)
- This is an introductory course aimed at science majors.
- University Astronomy (lectures)
- Upper-level courses requiring lots of physics and math
- Stellar Astrophyics (lectures)
- Observational Astronomy (lectures, projects)
I've also given a number of presentations to astronomy clubs and school groups; perhaps you might find some of them interesting.
- A collection of talks on astronomical topics
- How do we know the composition of stars? (Part I of III)
- Making heavy elements out of light ones: a cosmic cookbook (Part II of III)
- Stocking the kitchen: elements produced in the Big Bang (Part III of III)
- News from the world of supernovae
- Status of the SDSS-II supernova survey
- Extrasolar planets in the News
- What is the most distant body in the Solar System? A historical view
- What is that "Big Void" the newspapers mention?
- Did amateur astronomers really discover the transit by an extrasolar planet?
- Variable objects in the Subaru Deep Field
- Some recent papers on the Milky Way's rotation curve
- Recent developments in extrasolar planetary science
We will discuss CCDs briefly at the CLEA workshop, since they (and close cousins) are used so much in optical, near-IR, and X-ray astronomy.
One of the morning sessions at the workshop is devoted to the measure of stellar brightness: photometry.
Is it possible to do real research projects with small telescopes? Sure!
As we work through a number of the CLEA exercises in the workshop, you may want to read
Some very useful reference material for making finding charts or searching the literature for more information.
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