UCSD PREP: this team of scientist/engineer educators designed and taught an inquiry lab activity through ISEE’s Professional Development Program

team 2017-16L-R: Andrey Vayner, Xinnan Du, Gregory Walth


Team Members:


Andrey Vayner (Design Team Lead): Graduate Student, Physics, UC San Diego

Gregory Walth: Postdocs, Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences, UC San Diego

Xinnan Du: Graduate Student, Physics & Astronomy, UC Los Angeles


15 undergraduates



Activity Name:

 Capability of Future Telescopes — Detections and Signal-to-Noise Ratios

Activity Summary:

Determining how signal and noise strength relate to detectability, and predicting outcomes of astronomical observing campaigns.

Xinnan Du's Activity Summary write-up

Funding for this team provided by:

NSF AST #81343


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