UCO/Lick Observatory

George H. Herbig

Observational Astronomy Workshop

October 6 - October 10, 2016

Lick Observatory, Mt Hamilton, CA

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2016-09-10: Modified Resources and Travel sections:
  • Added Anna Korossy's electronic mail address.
  • Added links to workshop data, images, etc.
2016-09-09: Modified Resources and Travel sections:
  • Address to send claim forms provided.
  • UCSC Payee Setup form (identification number 204) and UCSC Post Travel Expense form available.
  • Updated Electronics & Communications section in Information with additional recommendation to install Python affiliated package astroscrappy on laptops in advance of the workshop.

Between 6 and 10 October 2016, Lick Observatory shall host a 5-day Observational Astronomy Workshop on Mount Hamilton. Intended to provide an introduction to observing, the Workshop is open to entering and early program University of California graduate students.

The Workshop is once again made possible (as in 2013, 2014 and 2015) thanks to a donation from UC Irvine astronomy professor, Virginia Trimble, allowing UCO to defray most, if not all, expenses.

The 5-day workshop is scheduled for October 6 to October 10.

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. Additionally, the Workshop promises introductory lectures, interactive observation planning sessions, rewarding observatory experiences as well as valuable networking opportunities embracing the whole of UC Astronomy.

Participants will be accommodated in the new and old dorms. Rooms are doubles or triples with shared baths. Participants may be asked to assist with food preparation.

Application Period: August 8 - September 24, 2016

Shane Telescope and Dome

Shane telescope image copyright Laurie Hatch