Lab Web Page for
Astronomy 170: Survey of Astronomy

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Franklin & Marshall College
Spring 2011

Welcome to the Spring 2011 edition of Astronomy 170: Survey of Astronomy. The labs for the course will be taught by Froney Crawford (lab sections A and C) and Peter Allen (lab section B). The main lecture component of the course will be taught by Peter. Many of the lab details can be found in the lab manual.

Some Administrative Information

For the lab, you will need the following items:

Our labs will meet every week on Mon (for Section A), Tue (for Section B), and Wed (for Section C) from 7:30 - 9:20 p.m., usually in Hackman 425. However, we will sometimes meet elsewhere (depending on the lab). We will let you know in advance (probably by email) which lab we will be doing in a given week and where we will meet. We'll have more to say to you in person about what needs to be turned in and graded and when it is due.

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:

Peter's contact information is:

Come see us anytime!

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