Laboratory Scripts

These laboratory scripts are instructions to be followed during practical classes. Printed copies will be provided during the classes.

Note that some scripts relate to subjects not taught until the second year of the course. Consult the class organiser before selecting a script.

Undergraduate Scripts

The following scripts from the undergraduate degree course are related to the second year certificate course syllabus. These may be undertaken if agreed with the class organiser.

Use of a CCD Camera

Measuring a Stellar Spectrum

Hydrogen in the Interstellar Medium

The Distance to the Virgo Cluster (cepheids 10, 18 and 32 only)

Telescope operational instructions

These are for information only. Students on the certificate course are not assessed on their ability to operate telescopes.

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