UCO/Lick Observatory

Robert P. Kraft

Observational Astronomy Workshop

October 12 - October 16, 2017

Lick Observatory, Mt Hamilton, CA

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Between 12 and 16 October 2017, 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, 2015 and 2016) thanks to a donation from UC Irvine astronomy professor, Virginia Trimble, allowing UCO to defray most, if not all, expenses.

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: 7 August 2017 - 29 September 2017

Shane Telescope and Dome

Shane telescope image copyright Laurie Hatch