Astronomy 1L Field Trip Status:
The Field Trip is postponed until April 12th!!!
The weather report shows mostly cloudy skies on April 5th so the people at Fremont Peak Observatory have decided to postpone the field trip for April 12th instead.
***** If you will not be able to make it to the observatory on April 12th, do the following assignment ********
You must do BOTH Essays I and II to earn full credit. Be sure to write in essay format and cite your references. Do not plagiarize! Note: This alternate assignment is only for the lab class. For the lecture class, you need to do the Constellations project.
I. Research on the internet about one major research observatory around the world (can refer to lecture notes for some names of observatories).
In your summary include:
a) Where is the observatory located (city, state, or
b) details about the location (e.g. what elevation it is at)
c) Why is the location a good place to build an
d) How many telescopes does the observatory have?
e) How large is the biggest telescope at that
II. Research on the internet about the Hubble Space Telescope. Be sure to write in essay format.
In your summary, include:
a) Who was telescope named after and what was his major
b) What type of telescope is it?
i) refractor or reflecting?
ii) diameter of telescope
c) When was it launched?
d) What major problem did it experience and how
was the problem was fixed?
e) What kind of scientific study was it used for?
f) Why does it give us better images than telescopes
built on Earth?