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Spring 2019

WARNING (2010): In the autumn of 2010 a malicious hack of the UVA astronomy web server resulted in the loss of all of the course materials (and backups) for this class, including the lecture notes, which were the product of 15 years of development by the author. Through painstaking and costly efforts, we are attempting to reconstruct what has been lost. You may find that many links and figures are missing. Use at your own risk. Please be patient while we work through this.

WARNING (2015): Another malicious hack of our webserver has resulted in our department web server being shut down for security reasons. Please be patient while these pages are migrated to a new server.

Syllabus Assignments Lecture Notes
Class Collab Site Lab Exercise Resources Weather
Web Links Skyview Clear Sky Clocks
Some Great Java Scripts Abstract Service

Sidereal Time (needs Java)
Leander McCormick Observatory
Fan Mountain Observatory
(uses jLSTclock, created by Joe Brandt of NRAO)

Course Contacts
Instructor Steven R. Majewski Astronomy 251B srm4n 4-4893
Teaching Assistant Luca Beale Astronomy 224 lb5eu 4-7933
Teaching Assistant Nick James Astronomy 263 njj5pn 3-8941

Main Department Phone: 924-7494
McCormick Observatory: 924-7080
Fan Mountain Observatory: 979-0685
Non-majors Student Observatory Status Message: 924-7238
Non-majors Student Observatory
(for emergencies: TAs on duty many evenings):

Images Made by ASTR 3130 Students with UVa telescopes (the RRRT 26-inch and the FMO 40-inch):

M82 (Paul Hughes, David Josephs, Marcus Smith and Samuel Welch, 2018) NGC 2682 (Sarah Hesler, Byungjoo (Andy) Park, Eric Rohr, Amrita Singh and Colin Sullivan, 2018) NGC 3184 (Nick Anderson, Megan Kenny, Shelby Laychak, Steven Stetzler and Juan Velasco, 2018)
M51 (Avery Bailey, Tom Hillenbrand, Adam Trapp, Glenn Getty, 2015) M16 Eagle Nebula (Alex Bixel, Jacob Anderson, Duy Nguyen, Catherine Zucker, 2015) M81 (Jake Promisel, Wesley Coffield, Adam Hutcherson, Homer Rushing, 2015)
M27 (Alexandra Angelich, 2009) NGC891 (Tim Zhu, 2009) M74 (Josh Nunn, 2009)
(forgotten galaxy! 1999 class) NGC628 (2000 class) NGC7331 (David Law, 2000) Saturn (David Law, 2000)

Composite image of 78 images of the moon made by ASTR313 student David Law using the 10-inch doghouse telescope. Click here to see what the process of assembling the image looked like.:

Webpage last modified January 2019