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* Looking at ZTF light curves, https://web.njit.edu/~gary/322/assets/Lab_4.pdf
* Looking at ZTF light curves, https://web.njit.edu/~gary/322/assets/Lab_4.pdf
* Measuring the transit of an exoplanet https://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/344/Lab5.pdf
* Measuring the transit of an exoplanet https://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/344/Lab5.pdf
14. Fundamentals of IR spectroscopy
* Fundamentals of IR spectroscopy

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needs to be copied, updated, etc.


dustier, messier Messier Marathon

3-color image where your own image is one of hte planes (astrometry.net if need be)

resolution worksheet(s)

Measuring distances on images

find rotation periods for set of K2 LCs - throw in periodic/not, noisy/not, sinusoidal/not, single/multi period, EBs


  • IC2118 project
  • CG4 project
  • Li-rich giants project

bookmarked from before

wise lesson plans?

SOFIA lesson plans?

Kepler lesson plans?

oh, god, all the "working with" pages from all my summer teams up to a few years ago.

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Now what? So you've finished your year of NITARP and are looking for what's next...

Vandana's brainstormed list

xx just sent me this page, which should have a syllabus: https://sites.google.com/a/siena.edu/observational-astronomy/

Some ideas:

  • She has a lab about CCDs. Might be interesting to show how IR data collection is different. (I'm embarrassed by how little I know!)
  • How do observing strategies in the IR differ from observing strategies in the optical?
  • Optical measurements of SFRs can miss a lot of the action.
  • The resolution in the IR is different than the optical. What should the resolution of Spitzer be? Go get the images. Measure the PSF. Did you get what you expected?
  • How does a galaxy's morphology depend on resolution?

I wonder if JWST already has tutorials like these? I'm focusing on galaxies because I'm assuming the NITARP ones focus more on stars? I need to look! In general, she's not that interested in teaching her students HOW TO GET DATA. That part should be incidental to the topics above, which she said would be the kind of thing she wants them to learn. Her link also includes a link to courses at other schools: https://sites.google.com/a/siena.edu/observational-astronomy/lab-resources/courses-at-other-schools

  • Showing that stars are blackbodies? Except when they're not!
  • Something about coordinate systems?
  • Making color images that actually tell you the colors of stars?
  • Comparing constellations with actual astronomical images?
  • Planning an observing run, making a finder chart.

This professor actually teaches the Aladin interface explicitly: https://web.njit.edu/~gary/322/