UCO/Lick Observatory

Mary Lea & C. Donald Shane

Observational Astronomy Workshop

October 24 - October 28, 2013

Lick Observatory, Mt Hamilton, CA







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In 2013 Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton will host the Observational Astronomy Workshop. Intended to provide an introduction to observing, the workshop is open to entering first year University of California graduate students.

The 5-day workshop is scheduled for October 24 - October 28, 2013. Number of participants is limited to 20.

The workshop will be run by the Lick Staff Astronomers, featuring hands-on experience with the Kast spectrograph on the Shane telescope, the Hamilton spectrograph on the Coude Auxiliary Telescope (CAT), and direct imaging with the Nickel 1-m reflector.

Participants will be accommodated in the new and old dorms. Rooms are doubles or triples with shared baths.

Some of the money for the workshop is a donation from UCI Professor Virgina Trimble. Participants may be asked to assist with food preparation.

Deadline for workshop registration is October 4, 2013.

Please direct questions to Xavier Prochaska (xavier@ucolick.org) or one of the Support Astronomers: Elinor Gates (egates@ucolick.org) or Paul Lynam (plynam@ucolick.org).

Shane telescope image copyright Laurie Hatch

2013 Shane Workshop Summary