2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AST 105 - Introductory Astronomy Laboratory

Credits: 1
Course provides practical experience in observational astronomy including telescopic observations and laboratory exercises. AST 105 fulfills the lab science elective for any degree program. Should be taken with or after taking AST 103  or AST 104 .

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate ideas using the scientific method.
  2. Analyze graphical scientific data quantitatively.
  3. Distinguish units appropriate to a calculation, and convert units as needed.
  4. Differentiate between the coordinate systems astronomers use to locate celestial objects and track their motions.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical properties of light through analysis of experimental data using radiation laws, optics, and spectroscopy.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of gravity through analysis of experimental data of motion of laboratory and/or astronomical objects.

Prerequisite: MATH 95  or above
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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