ASTR 16 Observational Astronomy (1)
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 1
or 14 or 17 or 18 or 19
Through direct investigation, students will examine the motion and appearance of the night sky, characterize and classify astronomical objects such as planets, moons, stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and become familiar with modern observational tools and techniques.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify and locate a broad range of celestial objects including constellations, planets, moons, stars, nebulae, and galaxies
- Outcome 2: Predict the motions of the sun, moon, and planets from the heliocentric and geocentric viewpoints.
- Outcome 3: Analyze and characterize morphologies and spectra to understand the classification of celestial objects.
- Outcome 4: Examine systemic challenges with astronomical devices.
- Outcome 5: Investigate celestial object's characteristics and properties using various astronomical devices and data analysis in comparison to known established classification systems.