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Astronomy Lab
ASTRONOMY LAB
CLASS CODE: PH 127L CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Observational astronomy designed to give the student experience in observing and analyzing basic astronomical phenomena.
Must be taken concurrently with PH 127.
DESCRIPTION: Observational astronomy designed to give the student experience in observing and analyzing basic astronomical phenomena. Must be taken concurrently with PH 127.
TOPICS: Physical Properties/Relationships
Predicting Star/Plant Locations
Observing Stars, Planets and the Moon
Optics and Telescopes
Magnitude Scale
Spectroscopy
Physical Properties of stars
Hubble's Constant
Mass of Jupiter
Average Density and the Planets
Radioactivity and Age Dating
Photogeology
OBJECTIVES: To observe motions of the celestial objects in the sky and demonstrate techniques used by scientists to discover information about the stars and planets.
REQUIREMENTS: Attendance is mandatory. Labs cannot be done outside of class. Each lab is 25 points (lab #3 is 40 points), reading quizzes 5 points, (60 points total) total 400 points.
PREREQUISITES: Must be taken concurrently with PH 127.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003