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CLEA Workshop at Gettysburg College, June 2006

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.

For historical interest only

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