... NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space
(If not in class, watch at: https://youtu.be/QkyX4C44Qwg.) As you watch the movie, please answer the
1. When was the Hubble space telescope launched?
... Q1. List three advantages of reflecting telescopes over refracting telescopes.
Q3. How does Earth’s atmosphere affect what is seen through an optical telescope?
Q9. What is interferometry, and what problem in radio astronomy does it address?
Q14. What are the main advantages of studying objects at m ...
... Professor Buell T. Jannuzi has served as the seventh Director of Steward Observatory and
Head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona since 2012. Jannuzi
was previously the Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory and Associate Director of
the National Optical Astronomy Observa ...
... 1) Do not plug in the telescope
2) Sight and focus telescope on distant object (Moon or top of Mt.
3) Attach Finderscope
4) Collimate Finderscope (align it with Primary scope)
5) Put telescope in the Polar Home position (pointing at Polaris)
6) Tighten both clamps and do not loosen them unti ...
... • Installation UBVRI ﬁlter wheel to start
• Control system renewal and stepper motors
replacement by DC motors with encoders to
improve the throughput of telescope
• To change CHAOS control software on FORTE to
increase stability of operations
... Mopra has had a particular role to play in the training of students in the skills of mm astronomy
and in the hands-on operation of telescopes. This role will continue, but with the maturing of the
facility its scientific program will now provide the central focus to its future use.
With the closure ...
... It might be best to hold your observation
session in a dark area such as a park or
atop a hill where a large portion of the
night sky is visible. If observing from
your back yard, turn off or dim lights
to maximize darkness.
Use skymaps.com to print an easy-to-use
map to help identify planets, stars ...
... operated remotely from the campus of Western Kentucky University.
Undergraduate students operate a 0.6m telescope equipped with a
CCD camera to obtain data for key science projects. Our primary
goal is the monitoring of the brightness variations of Active Galactic
Nuclei and using these variations t ...
... innovative observing modes, opening new kinds of scientific
exploration and educational experiences, most not well suited
for largest telescopes
*see T. Oswalt’s Science in the Shadow of Giants: The Future of Small Telescopes
... Aperture (diameter of lens or mirror) determines lightgathering power
Eyepieces determine magnification (get at least two)
Use electricity or not.
Where will you store it and how heavy is it to move?
... the 1930’s, astronomical objects give off radio waves, has greatly advanced our
understanding of the universe. Briefly list any radio astronomy done at John Rudy
b. __________________________________________ ...
... 11. What can star spectra tell about a star?
12. Scientists can look at light of galaxies that tell them how fast they are moving
13. Almost all galax ...
... • Connection from COMICS to control building 2F is always
• Reception of signal by telescope control system can only be done
by actually chopping M2
• We are investigating a safe way to confirm reception
– It would be very useful to have non-sidereal guiding implemented
for solar system targ ...
... opposition, we quickly located the
pair as yellowish and red stars not
too far apart from each other in the
constellations of Ophiuchus and
Libra respectively, while Jupiter
proudly shone as a bright point in the
constellation of Leo.
We made Jupiter our first target,
which appeared as a bright disc ...
... Chapter 5 Telescope Test
DIRECTIONS: Answer the following questions with the most complete
1._____ The primary purpose of a telescope is to collect light
2._____ A Newtonian telescope has no secondary mirror
3._____ Radio telescopes are large because of the long wavelen ...
The 1.2 meter Millimeter-Wave Telescope at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and its twin instrument at CTIO in Chile have been studying the distribution and properties of molecular clouds in our Galaxy and its nearest neighbours since the 1970s. The telescope is nicknamed ""The Mini"" because of its unusually small size. At the time it was built, it was the smallest radio telescope in the world. Together, ""The Mini"" and its twin in Chile have obtained what is by far the most extensive, uniform, and widely used Galactic survey of interstellar carbon monoxide (CO). ""The Mini"" is currently in operation from October to May each year.