Lab course in astrophysics

Schauinsland observatory. Main building is at the right.
The coelostat of the solar telescope in the Schauinsland observatory.
Optical bench in front of the spectrograph. The entrance slit is on the left side.
Diffraction grating of the spectrograph
M 42, observed with the Maksutov telescope
Maksutov-Cassegrain 14" f/15 in the Refractor Tower

Preliminary discussion: Wednesday, 03 May 2017, 9 hct, SR 1


We already have 8 registered participants, i.e., the course is full. Additional persons will be put on a waiting list, just in case.


Prerequisites: Lecture "Introduction to Astrophysics; suitable for MSc and Lehramt

Time: End of July/early August as compact course (4 days). The exact dates will be fixed during the preliminary discussion.

Location:  Schauinsland observatory

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmidt

Tutors: Christoph Kiess, Sebastian Hoch

The lab course in astrophysics takes place each year in the summer semester at the solar observatory on Schauisland. Experiments with astrophysical background are carried out at KIS and the optical lab at the observatory. This year the course will again be held as a compact course, in which the students stay several days and nights at the observatory. Sleeping accommodations are provided at the observatory. Please bring your own food. A small kitchen is available. Commuting is also possible, with own vehicle.




Experiments at the Schauinsland observatory