Exercise on Blazars for Students

by Alan P. Marscher

Professor of Astronomy, Boston University

2022 by Alan P. Marscher  

Instructions for students working individually

Instructions for students working in a team

The data (24 files in a zip file)

This exercise, which uses actual research-quality data from the Perkins Telescope, the Lowell Discovery Telescope, and the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, is intended for use in an astronomy class as a team project, or by individual students either in a class or engaging in research on blazars.

Instructors: If you would like a Word version of the instructions (e.g., if you wish to make changes), as well as an answer key, email me at email. If you use this exercise, please let me know so that I can keep a record of where it is being used.

Development of this exercise was funded in part by National Science Foundation grant AST-2108622. However, responsibility for the content belongs solely to the author.