Imaging Optics Laboratory for Astronomy

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Session 5 -- Education
Display presentation, Monday, 9, 1995, 9:20am - 6:30pm

[5.10] Imaging Optics Laboratory for Astronomy

R. J. Angione, J. E. Eriksen, R. W. Leach (SDSU)

Our objective was to develop a course that would teach upper division science students the techniques of detection and analysis of light found in modern astronomy. Specifically, we wanted to bring the observatory into the classroom by using the same kinds of detectors, such as CCD's, and analysis, such as IRAF, that one would find in the real world. We developed ten projects to be done individually by the students, and designed measurement and analysis techniques used in photoelectric photometry, CCD direct imaging, spectroscopy, and optics. The students responded very well to this project oriented, hands-on approach used in the class. This project was funded by NSF-ILI Grant NSF USE-9152246.

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