Astronomy

Naked Eye Astronomy

  • Learn the naked eye sky. Lead a star party


Binocular Astronomy

  • Learn the binocular sky. Lead a star party


Telescopic Astronomy

  • Learn to use our Dobsonian telescopes.  Lead a star party
  • Learn to use the 8 inch fork mount Celestron SCT reflector.
  • Learn to use the 11 German Equatorial Mount Celestron SCT reflector.


Research Astronomy

  • Learn to use use our research telescope. Do a project with it.
  • Figure out how to computerize our research telescope.
  • Measure an exoplanet transit.
  • Learn how to use an exoplanet transit to determine the orbital parameters of the exoplanet.
  • Learn to use the 8 inch fork mount Celestron SCT reflector.
  • Learn to use the 11 German Equatorial Mount Celestron SCT reflector.
  • Measuer the proper motion of Bernard’s star or another star.
  • Measure the luminosity and temperature of the stars in a cluster and make a Hertzsprung-Russell type diagram
  • Do stellar spectroscopy
  • Learn how to use astronomical software with our research telescope:
    • AIP4Win
    • Maxim DL
    • Astrometry Tortilla; Astrometry.net
    • Photoshop


Astroimaging

  • Learn to take astroimages.
  • Make a WHS Astroimage Calendar; Sell as a fundraiser of the Astronomy Club



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