What to Know Before Observing.

When you go observing in the 'real world', the job of the telescope operator is to operate the telescope and ensure that everything and everyone is safe. It's up to you, the astronomer, to know what you are looking at, what your science goals are, and how you are going to accomplish them. With this in mind, here are the things I expect you to have when you arrive at the telescope.

There is no internet access at O'Brien!
You must have this information ahead of time.

Things to bring to the telescope: