Terry R Richardson
         Senior Instructor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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Schedule HONS 160 Lab Spring Thursday 2087  4–7 PM

prof's cell: 843-670-7878









Lab Day Date Lab Topic
Lab Quiz Assignment
Bring to Lab1


Thu
11-Jan
  First day of classes. No lab for our section this week.




1

Thu
18-Jan
Electromagnetic Spectrum
The Winter Sky
(bring laptops & smart phones)
no quiz this week
Get one of these by lab time:  1) Android app Sky View Free,   2) iOS app (iPhone or iPod or iPad) Sky View Free  3) The star map in the bookstore by David Chandler


2

Thu 25-Jan Index of Refraction
Galileo's Telescope





3

Thu 1-Feb Special & General
Relativity

read handout before lab laptop


4

Thu 8-Feb Observatory Reports





5

Thu 15-Feb





6

Thu 22-Feb Observing the Moon
and Stars





7

Thu 1-Mar Stellar Parallax





8

Thu
8-Mar Make a Telescope 





9

Thu 15-Mar





10

Thu 29-Mar Masses of the Stars
in SS Boo
binary star terms
PER eclipsing binary stars
CCA#34 binary stars



11

Thu 5-Apr Telescope Presentations
3-8





12

Thu 12-Apr Distance to the Small Magellanic Cloud





13

Thu
19-Apr
Calculating the Age of the Universe with NED








Everyone is expected to Complete the Two Assignments Below

                                                                                                  
Due Date is Friday April 20


lab report &
letter links

 writing a lab report (general)

on the SS Boo report

SS Boo lab writeup (sort of)
letter topic

  writing a letter 
submission instructions

1Number code for items to bring for lab: 1 = textbook, 2 = laptop or flash drive to save files from lab computer.  Always bring your notebook and writing device, especially pencils.


prof's cell: 843-670-7878

lab safety pages

telescope handbook

syllabus

schedule

lab best practices 

measuring lengths



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