Subject: Astronomy
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 2 Lecture hours and 4 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Physics and Engin Physics


A lab-based introduction to stellar spectral classification, spectroscopic parallax measurement, orbit analysis of spectroscopic binaries, redshift measurements of galaxies and CCD imaging techniques. Students will use telescopes to obtain spectroscopic data and will use digital CCD cameras to image star clusters and nebulae.

Prerequisite(s): One of ASTR 113.3, PHYS 115.3, PHYS 155.3 or PHYS 156.3.
Note: Students with credit for ASTR 212 may not take this course for credit. Offered in 2015-2016, then in alternate years.

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