Welcome to Shannon Murphy's very 90s Homepage

It might not be pretty, but I can update it with vi.

Last update Feb 21, 2013

spinning moon


Contact

e-mail me at aquilla "at" umich.edu
Office: 925 Dennison
phone: (734) 615-1584
Mailbox: 8th floor Dennison

Angell Hall Problems
email astro-labs@umich.edu (your email from and reply-to fields must be in the form "uniqname"@umich.edu.
or
login and submit a ticket at http://request.umich.edu/astronomy/labs


Schedules

Trained operators can email Shannon at aquilla at umich.edu to schedule planetarium time. Please include the words "schedule planetarium" in the subject line for the fastest response.

Google Calendar version:

Planetarium (Blue) and Shannon's availability (Orange)

Important you must be logged in to Google with your umich account and no other accouts to see my calendar. The planetarium calendar is public.

Training

A training sign up email goes about about 5 times per year to members of the department and SAS. If you need the links, please email me.

Who qualifies for training:
Anyone teaching an astronomy class who needs the facilities should be trained before the term starts.
Undergrads can get training if they meet the requirements. The current requirements are posted on this site at undergradAccess.html.


Manuals

The Planetarium manual in MS Word or pdf format
The Observatory manual in MS Word, pdf OR red (nightvision) pdf format. The operator's exam is on the page before the index.

 


More Useful Stuff

Some things you might want to observe (list of objects by season as well as current planet positions and interesting events)

My blog has some tips, a few notes on observing, and all my notes about Second Life and the GalileoScope. aquillam.wordpress.com


Outreach SSA logo

SSA

I am a Solar System Ambassador, a volunteer program run by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA to bring the information and excitement of space exploration to the public. I can bring presentations and activities about space exploration to your group or organization. Just contact me at the above email or phone number.

For more information about the program, or to see some of my past or upcoming events, visit http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/index.html

If you would like to schedule an event, please drop me an email.

For current and upcoming events in space exploration, check out my observing page.

Michigan Astronomy

The University of Michigan Department of Astronomy also has an outreach program. For more information, including links to our open houses and events, or to request a program, check out the website at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/astro/eventsoutreach/publicoutreach/customevents.


A few more odds and ends...

Check out some pictures of the removal of the mirrors from the 0.4m here

My department home page

Pictures that have nothing to do with work

Blog

(In case you missed it) another link to my observing page

Pictures related to amateur astronomy events

AATB materials


Weather

clear sky clockClick for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast

National Weather Service forecast for Ann Arbor (lots of historical data and interesting links)