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Cooking with Sloan: SDSS Data Demos
Presentations:

Cooking with Sloan is a series of one-hour data demos given at the summer 2006 AAS meeting in Calgary. These demos examine how to answer a specific scientific question using data from the SDSS, which you can obtain through the CAS (SkyServer). The links below will let you download each of the three presentations.

 
Presentation: Asteroid Weathering Download
Presentation: Hypervelocity Stars Download
Presentation: Color-Magnitude Diagram of Galaxies Download

 

Abstracts:

Asteroid Weathering

Author: Jordan Raddick, JHU
Date: June 2006

Learn how to use SDSS data to study how asteroids change as a result of their environment in space

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Hypervelocity Stars

Author: Jordan Raddick, JHU
Date: June 2006

Learn how to search through SDSS data to find extremely rare "hypervelocity stars," which are escaping from our galaxy

Download

Color-Magnitude Diagram of Galaxies

Author: Jordan Raddick, JHU
Date: June 2006

Learn how to collect a large sample of galaxies to make a color- magnitude plot to study galaxy evolution

Download