CARA outreach / Yerkes Winter Institutes / Schedule from 1994.
This document assumes you have read the general
information on the YWIs.
- Geometry Workshop
- Instructor: Wisecup
Students reviewed the basic geometry concepts involved in the other
labs. For example, similar triangles are essential for understanding
the inverse square law.
- Infrared Telescopes
- Instructor: Sweitzer
This lab investigated the optics of simple lenses and constructed
"infrared telescopes" that used liquid crystals in their focal plane.
- Instructor: Duncan
Lab introduced students to simple grating spectroscopes and
observations that can be made with them.
- Inverse Square Law
- Instructor: Dreiser
Students derived inverse square law from geometric and hands-on
- Cosmic Challenges
- Instructor: Sweitzer and Brass
Students competed in smaller teams to identify constellations and stars
in the winter sky.
- Nebula Observing
- Instructor: Dreiser and Duncan
Other half of the group learned to use Yerkes 10-inch telescope. This
involved a brief introduction to setting circles and the types of
objects they observed.