Astro-lab Summer term 2021




The list of participants.


Registration is open, see notes below !!! Due to the large demand, however, the astrolab is already booked full. Students can be put on a waiting list only for the moment being!


Notes on the astrolab to be held from September 27 - October 8 2021:



If you have any question, please send me an E-mail at jheidt at lsw.uni-heidelberg.de



Astro-lab PhD students: September 27 - October 8 2021

Dates: Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 1 and Monday, October 4 through Friday, October 8 2021.
Full day, starts at 8:45 AM daily


Astro-lab Bachelor students WPAstro3:

Alternatively Monday, September 27 - Friday, October 1 or Monday, October 4 - Friday, October 8 2021.

Full day, starts at 8:45 AM daily.



Astro-lab Master students MVAstro1 or MVSpec:

Alternatively Monday, September 27 - Friday, October 1 or Monday, October 4 - Friday, October 8 2021.

Full day, starts at 8:45 AM daily.


  • Location: TBD, most likely Landessternwarte Heidelberg and Philosophenweg 12 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. If you are from a different faculty, please provide this information in the "additional remarks" section.

  • Further information:

    • Procedure: There is no special preparation for the astro-lab required. Altogether 11 tasks will be offered. An introduction to the tasks can be found in this document. 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 or be made downloadable from the WEB). 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 40 students per week.

    The dates for the next astrolab during the Winter term 2021/2022 are from February 28 - March 11 2022.


    Maintained by Jochen Heidt
    Last modified: 1. 4. 2021