Twenty instructors and facilitators delivered lectures and led labs for 40 students at the Dunlap Institute's 2012 Instrumentation School.
Dunlap Institute Director, Prof. James Graham welcomes students to the University of Toronto.
Participants included students from Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute, U of Sydney, U of Tuebingen, U of Leiden, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapa, Autonomous U of Nuevo Leon, and Peking University.
Astronomers from the U of Toronto specializing in instrumentation—including Prof. Dae Sik Moon—and from around the world lectured on a variety of instrumentation topics.
James Graham demonstrates a spectrometer by showing students the spectrum of his laptop's display.
The school is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students with a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.
James Graham demonstrates a spectrometer by showing students the spectrum of the Sun.
Students participated in interactive, hands-on labs, including the Detector Characterization Lab.
Students assemble a dispersive spectrometer in the Spectrometer Lab.
The Dunlap's Prof. Shelley Wright (r.) and Mike Fitzgerald, UCLA (far r.), attend the Image, Information and Interferometry lecture presented by Jamie Lloyd, Cornel U.
James Graham and Suvrath Mahadevan, Penn State, oversee students in the Advanced Spectrograph Lab.
Sergio Leon-Saval, U of Sydney, explains a finer point to students in Spectrometer Lab.
Students explore the operation of a CMOS optical sensor and characterize the properties of a detector in the Detector Characterization Lab.
An electric moment from the Astronomical Instrumentation lecture with James Lloyd and Shelley Wright.
Sergio Leon-Saval in the Advanced Spectrometer Lab where students familiarized themselves with multi-fiber fed spectrographs.