While I am down on Wilderness for the next two weeks, you will be proceeding through the pages of carpecaelum.com with my video guidance. The little TVs are the links to some useful videos. There will be two lab exercises for you to do, leading to a test on the last day before break. You will need to install the app from the Univeristy of Nebraska to do the eclipsing binary lab. click here for instructions on doing that.
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Wednesday, March 3Today you will cover binary stars in general. In class, go over my web page on binary stars for the first 20 minutes or so of class. Then, the class will watch Phil Plait’s video as a group and then take the open-note quiz on the material in the video immediately afterwards.It’s all explained in my video.(click to the right)
Wednesday, March 3Now the class will watch Phil Plait’s video as a group and then take the open-note quiz which will open on goformative.com on the material in the video immediately afterwards.
Monday, March 8Today you will do the lab on Visual Binaries . Visual Binaries are a pair of stars far enough apart from each other to appear as individual sources. With enough patience, one can plot their changing positions over many years to establish an orbit.The video to the right gives you some hints for completing the lab.
Wednesday, March 10Now, on to star clusters. There are two types of star clusters that we recognize, open and globular.Near the end of class today you will spend a bit of time looking at my cluster pages on Carpe Caelum, then you will be treated to another Phil Plait video, after which you will take a short, open note quiz on goformative.com as you did last Monday.
To install the UNL application necessary to do the eclipsing binary lab, watch the appropriate tutorial (PC or Mac) on the following page:https://astro.unl.edu/nativeapps/