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July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Observational Astronomy: Adverse Conditions and Teachable Moments
  Location: SS Ballroom DE
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 8:30 AM -9:00 AM
  Author: Eddie Guerra, Rowan University
856 226-3430, guerra@rowan.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: This presentation describes the efforts to operate an observatory atop a science building, on the suburban Rowan University campus, in the northeastern portion of the country. An outline of adverse conditions arising due to the placement of the observatory will be presented. Imagng techniques and strategies to mitigate these conditions will be presented. A gallery of images produced by college students will be displayed. The Rowan University course "Observational Astronomy" will be detailed, including its audience of both science and non-science majors. Also, the prospects for research in photometry and outreach to high schools at this and similar sites will be discussed.
  Footnotes: None
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