Astro-lab Summer term 2019



Important note1: Due to a limited seat capacity and in order to allow all participants to carry out observations with the 70cm telescope, the number of participants is restricted to 30 students per week. As of April 23 2019 both weeks are
fully
booked. Thus applicants can at present be put on a waiting list only. In case an applicant can finally be not be accepted he/she may be put on a preregistration list for the upcoming astrolab in February 2020 and will be notified early enough to ensure a successfull application for that astrolab.

Important note2: As part of the astro-lab observations will be carried out with the 70cm telescope of the Landessternwarte Heidelberg. Since weather is normally pretty good in October, they will be offered throughout the course. More information will be circulated when the letters of confirmation will be e-mailed out early September 2019.

The list of participants can be found here.


Astro-lab PhD students: September 30 - October 11 2019

Dates: Monday, September 30 through Friday, October 4 and Monday, October 7 through Friday, October 11 2019.
Full day, starts at 8:45 AM daily


Astro-lab Bachelor students WPAstro3:

Alternatively Monday, September 30 - Friday, October 4 or Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11 2019.

Full day, starts at 8:45 AM daily.



Astro-lab Master students MVAstro1:

Alternatively Monday, September 30 - Friday, October 4 or Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11 2019.

Full day, starts at 8:45 AM daily.


Note that October 3 is German Unity Day. We will decide on September 30 whether we will work on Thursday, October 3 or on Saturday, October 5 instead.

  • Location: Landesternwarte Heidelberg
  • Organized by: Prof. Dr. J. Heidt and Prof. Dr. A. Quirrenbach

    Registration required!
    • Ms Wright, LSW Heidelberg, Tel: 06221 - 541781 or online (preferred). If the former, please provide address, phone number and course (PhD, Bachelor or Master). In case of Bachelor or Master, pls. provide also the week preferred and matrikel number.

  • Further information:

    • Procedure: There is no special preparation for the astro-lab required. Altogether 10 tasks will be offered. An introduction to the tasks can be found here. During the one-week astro-lab about 2-4, during the 2-week astro-lab about 6-8 tasks shall be worked on in groups of two (scripts will be given on site). Individual tasks will be assigned by the organizers. Once a task is completed by an individual group, it will be discussed with one of the responsible assistants. There is no need for a written summary or any homework.

    • Literature: It would be useful to bring your own textbooks, e.g.
      • Schneider: Extragalactic astronomy and cosmology
      • Shu: The Physical Universe, University Science Books

    • Very useful: Bring your own notebook for working on the tasks and/or searches in the internet (WLAN/DHCP available). For the data reduction as part of Task 1 dedicated notebooks are available. Knowledge of SW-tools like Origin, Excel or Gnuplot to e.g. fit functions to data would be an asset.

    • Due to space constraints the number of participants is limited to 30 students per week.

    The next astrolab will be held from February 17 - 28 2020.


    Maintained by Jochen Heidt
    Last modified: 4. 4. 2019