U.P. Astronomical Society Summer Astronomy Workshop

Do you want to learn and explore more of the heavens this summer? Come and join UP Astrosoc’s Summer Astronomy Workshop!

 The UP Astronomical Society invites you to a six day workshop featuring basic stargazing techniques such as using the telescope, identifying constellations and using the celestial sphere. This activity will take advantage of the clear skies of summer so participants will be able to apply what they learn on the field. The activity will culminate on an overnight astronomy camp to be held at UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Schedule of activities/lectures

Date: April 14-18, 2009
Place: PAGASA Astronomical Observatory, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Time: 1800H-2000H (unless specified)

Day 1 (Tuesday, April 14): The Telescope Part 1
Registration: 1700H, Lecture: 1800H

What is the telescope
How does the telescope work
Basic geometric optics
ray tracing

 

Day 2 (Wednesday, April 15):  The Telescope Part 2

Using the telescope
Alignment
Pointing
Taking care of your telescope

 

Day 3 (Thursday, April 16): The Celestial Sphere

Basic concepts
Alt-Az coordinate system

Day 4 (Friday, April 17): Constellation

Definition
Constellation vs. asterism
Identifying constellations
Preparation for Astro camp

Day 5 (Saturday, April 18): Astro Camp (Registration: 1700H)

Other important details:
Workshop Fee: Php 150.00 (inclusive of materials for the camp and workshop)*
Things to bring: Snacks, jacket, insect repellent lotion

*This will be free of charge for regular members.

For Inquiries: Call or text
 Ritz: 09154822045

 Kathleen: 09173846974

 Atchong: 09056673594

 

visit: upastrosoc.multiply.com

~ by Stella's Gaze on April 15, 2009.

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