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ASTR 112 - Observational Astronomy

Unit(s): 1.0

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ASTR 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit from UC for only one of the following courses: ASTR 112 or ASTR 114)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the methods, techniques, and tools of the astronomer. Indoor labs will demonstrate classical methods and techniques of science. Student s will learn the critical thinking processes needed to acquire and analyze scientific data. Students will become familiar with visible objects including constellations, planets, star clusters, galaxies, meteor, and the phases of the moon. Students will learn to locate objects visually and use astronomical coordinate systems. The development of skill in the operation of optical telescopes is emphasized. This course is designed for those with an interest in learning night skies and the tools astronomers use to explore the cosmos. Observatory facilities will be utilized often, weather permitting.

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