Lab Web Page for
Astronomy 110: Introduction to the Solar System
Physics and Astronomy
Franklin & Marshall College
Welcome to the Spring 2007 edition of Astronomy
110: Introduction to the Solar System. The labs for the course
will be taught by Froney Crawford (the main
lecture component of the course will be taught by Beth Praton). Many of the lab
details can be found in the lab manual.
For the lab, you will need the following items:
Our lab will meet every Thursday night from 7:30 -
9:20 p.m., usually in Hackman 425. However, we will
sometimes meet elsewhere (depending on the lab). I will let you know
in advance (probably by email) which lab we will be doing in a given
week and where we will meet. I'll have more to say to you in person
about what needs to be turned in and graded and when it is due.
- The Night Sky (star chart) by David Chandler (available in
- The Astronomy 110 Lab Manual from the bookstore
- A pocket calculator
Note that for the 12 labs scheduled, only your best 11 scores will be
counted (that is, your lowest lab score will be dropped at the end of
the semester). However, any labs missed beyond this one will have
significant penalties attached: your lab grade will drop one full
letter grade for each missed lab.
Froney's contact information is:
Instructor: Fronefield Crawford
Office: Hackman 421
Phone: (717) 358-4499
Office Hours: Tue and Thu 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Come see me anytime.
Note: For the first lab of the semester (on Thu Jan 18), we
will meet in the North Museum Planetarium at 7:30 p.m. I'll be there
to let you in the back door at 7:30 (don't be late!). I will hand out
the lab (Constellations) at the first class meeting on Wed to give you
some time to prepare.
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