General Information

Why Study Astronomy at UVa?
Majoring and Minoring in Astronomy
Senior Thesis titles since 1970 

Class Information

ASTR 1210/1220 Lab Information
Telescope Observing and Constellation Quiz Sign-up
Scheduled hours for TA

Astronomy Course Offerings: Collab home page
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Undergraduate Classes for Spring 2015

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Undergraduate Classes for Fall 2014


Click for complete information, what follows below is a summary:

Weather hotline: 434-924-7238

Updated by 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM on lab nights.

Lab Locations:

Telescope Observing Labs:

Sign in front of Astronomy Building (530 McCormick Road) (map)

Constellation Quiz Labs:

Garage Area to West of Astronomy Building (away from Alderman Road) (map)

Telescope Observing Labs:

Astronomy 1210/1220/1230/1270 Telescope Observing Signup

Visit our Current Weather Conditions page for information pertaining to whether nighttime laboratories will be open for students. The Sky Calendar at Sky & Telescope lists objects of interest in the current night sky. 

Non-Observing Labs:

Manuals for the non-observing labs for ASTR 1210/1220 and ASTR 1230 are available below. Select the desired lab to download the instructions, and follow the directions.

Interactive software for the CLEA labs is available on computers in ITS Labs. To access the software, follow the directions for logging onto ITS computers (see ITS Lab Login for more information). Next, select "Start" and then "Arts & Sciences". The CLEA labs should be under the category of "Astronomy". This software can also be accessed via the Internet through the UVa HIVE system. The HIVE is currently supported under certain Windows and Mac Platforms. Follow the instructions to get connected to the HIVE. The CLEA labs can be found under the build name "01_Engineering_and_Arts_and_Sciences".

Note: some labs require an "Answer Sheet" to be filled out and turned in.

ASTR 1210/1220 specific labs:

ASTR 1230 specific labs: