ASTR109, Winter 2008
- Profs: Doug Hamilton and
- Lecture: WTh 12:00-12:50pm, Winter 2008, Room S3
- Tutorial: F 12:00-12:50pm, Winter 2008, Room S4
- Office Hours: WTh, after class.
Material to Help You Out
- Optional ASTR109/PHYS109 Field Trip. The
idea is to get to i) A dark site for seeing the Milky way, Magellenic
clouds, and starfields and/or ii) A site with small or mid-sized
telescopes for seeing more details of planets and star clusters.
Townsend Observatory: This telescope in downtown Christchurch is
operated by the UC Department of Physics and Astronomy. Every clear
(uncloudy) Friday night April-October it opens to the public at
8:00pm. The telescope is a historic 6-inch (15cm) refractor built nearly 150
years ago. Skies are not dark.
Astronomical Society: This organization has several 10-14 inch
(25-35cm) telescopes at the West Melton Observatory and run events
that are open to the public every other Friday, April through October
for a $5 fee. Skies are dark.
- Roof of the Rutherford Building: Telescopes are
small and need to be mounted. Issues with building and roof
access. Skies are not dark. Serious wild pigeon problems!
- Farm on the Banks Peninsula: No
telescopes. Skies are very dark.
- Mt. John
Observatory: Big 0.5-2.0 meter telescopes for use by professional
Astronomers. Skies are very dark. The ASTR112 class tours here.
STARS & OUR GALAXY
- Welcome to
the Planets Information about planets and spaceprobes from JPL.
This page contains information about this program which searches for
near Earth objects.
This is the successor mission to the U. Maryland run Deep Impact mission.
This is Japanese lunar mission. Check out their Earthrise HDTV movie!
- Earth's Interior
A very well written website with animated figures.
- NEAR This is a mission that orbited and landed on near-Earth asteroid Eros.
- The Peekskill Meteorite This fireball over the Eastern United States was captured by video camera.
- Hubble Space Telescope
This page contains the latest pictures and scientific results from
HST, the Hubble Space Telescope.
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