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  Current Lunar

Spring 2015

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
UVa Astro Maps Signing Out Telescope Time Web Links
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 231 srm4n 924-4893
Teaching Assistant Andrew Burkhardt Astronomy 267 amb3au 924-0686
Teaching Assistant Dylan Angell Astronomy 106 dla3pw 924-0686

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 ASTR313 Students with UVa telescopes (the RRRT 26-inch and the FMO 40-inch):

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 August 2015