AAS 206th Meeting, 29 May - 2 June 2005
Session 2 Astronomy 101: something old, something new, something borrowed, something true
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-6:30pm, Tuesday, 10:00am-7:00pm, May 30, 2005, Ballroom A

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[2.08] Morphological Classes and Stellar Populations of Galaxies in Introductory Astronomy Labs at Arizona State University

L. M. Will (Arizona State University & Mesa Community College), J. Cook, P. Scowen (Arizona State University)

At Arizona State University, introductory astronomy lab students made observations of several galaxies visible in the spring sky. The students used the Hubble classification system introduced in the lab to assign morphological types to these galaxies. From creating color images and using their knowledge of stellar populations from previous lab exercises, the students were able to draw conclusions about the relative ages of galaxies and likelihood of ongoing star formation, This lab exercise involved remote observing with ASU's Braeside Observatory, located in Flagstaff, AZ. This poster will outline the laboratory exercise and student responses to this new addition to our astronomy lab curriculum.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: lwill@mail.mc.maricopa.edu

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