9/30-10/1: Stone Edge Observatory Workshop


Participants new to the SEO learn how to:

1.      log in to the SEO using the graphical user interface (GUI)

2.      use the basic tools from the practice GUI

3.      use Stellarium software to choose targets for observation

4.      request time on the telescope

5.      view and download images from the STARS Server

6.      apply best practices for getting what you want out of the SEO

7.       make a color image using Astro Image Processor

8.      consider projects, individual or team


Participants who have used the SEO in the past will:

1.      Refresh their understanding of the SOE operations

2.      Be introduced to new features and procedures

3.      Choose observing targets using Stellarium

4.      Take images using the SEO

5.      Learn to maximize their images using darks, flats and bias frames

6.      Create a color image

7.      Choose an observing project

a.      Photoetry and the HR Diagram

b.      Asteroids and the Moon

c.      Color imaging


Time Topic Presenter/location
Friday Sept 30th
5:00 pm Optional Dinner at George Williams College Beasley Hall

RSVP To Brittnay in Advance

6:00 pm Registration Opens George Williams
6:30 pm Welcome and Introductions Amanda – Kate – Vivian
7:00 pm Tech Check
8:00 pm Move to Yerkes – The Blog and the Log – How to submit a picture Yerkes –
9:00 pm Rotation:  Make a color image, take a tour, capture an image Amanda – Library with SEO

Matt– Kates Office – Color Image

Lindsay and Rebecca – 24 inch Tour – Priya

12:00 END
Saturday Oct 1st
7:45 – 9:00am Sleep In or Breakfast Beasley Hall GWC
11:00 am SEO GUI discussion – TBD At GWC –
12:00 pm LUNCH At GWC
1:30 pm GUI Discussion with David McGinnis At Yerkes
2:15 pm BREAK
2:30pm – 3:30pm Session Rotation 1 – Pick One Yerkes – Various Places
Telescope Basics Amanda and Carrie
HR Diagram and Photometry Rebecca, Lindsay
Moon and Asteroid Imaging Vivian, Matt (Kara)
Explore Resources  – Time to Reflect Volunteers – Kate
3:45pm – 4:45pm Session Rotation 2 Same as Above
5:00pm – 6:00pm Dinner at Beasley Hall
9:00pm – midnight Continue Projects and Observing at Yerkes More Details to Follow


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