Graduate and undergraduate students in Steven Majewski's
Astronomical Techniques class spent 10 days last November
visiting telescope facilities in New Mexico and Arizona.
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.