Observational Astronomy

PREREQUISITE: MAP-UA 202 OR ABOVE, PHYS-UA7 OR ABOVE, OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS AND MINORS; NO PREREQUISITE REQUIED FOR SCIENCE MAJORS AND MINORS OR THOSE AUTOMATICALLY SATISFYING NSI REQUIREMENTS.

Introduction to the theory and practice of technical amateur astronomy. The approach is hands-on, with weekly evening laboratory/observing sessions. Topics include astronomical coordinate systems, optics, how to use a telescope, and the phenomena that can be seen in the urban night sky. Observing sessions involve the use of eight-inch telescopes.

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Instructor

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Spring 2020

1
David W Mykytyn
W: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; M: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MEYR 221
1
Glennys Farrar
M: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 19W4 102