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

Description

An introduction to the use of telescopes for photometric studies of variable stars, exoplanets, asteroids and star clusters. Astronomical coordinate systems and techniques for measurement of stellar distances and ages will be discussed. Evening labs will acquaint students with the use of several CCD cameras and telescopes.

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 2014-2015, then in alternate years.

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