Labs from YSI 93.

Here are some of the labs and lesson plans used by instructors during the Yerkes Summer Institute (YSI) in August 1993.

Important Disclaimers and Caveats

The schedule from YSI 93 is available on line.


Photometry of Stars and Clusters.
(night lab, written and taught by Dr. Jim Sweitzer)
By determining the distance to Arcturus and the globular cluster M92, we derive a distance scale for the Galaxy.

Camera Obscura and Filter.
(day lab, written and taught by Dr. Jim Sweitzer)
We learn about film and cameras, and we take a picture of the Sun.