UVa Astronomy News Picture Archive

January 2008

Picture of the Month
Graduate and undergraduate students in Steven Majewski's Astronomical Techniques class spent 10 days last November visiting telescope facilities in New Mexico and Arizona. These included facilities to which UVa astronomers have direct access: the Apache Point Observatory, the Large Binocular Telescope, the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, and the 10-m Submillimeter Telescope. The students also visited the Kitt Peak National Observatory, the Very Large Array (part of one antenna shown above) of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, which made the mirrors for many of the optical telescopes visited (the VATT 1.8-m, WIYN 3.5-m, APO 3.5-m, and LBT 2x8.4-m). The trip included three nights of observing for student projects on the APO 3.5-m telescope.

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