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Observational Astronomy

Prerequisite: ASTR121; and (PHYS171 or PHYS161). Or permission of CMNS-Astronomy department. Restriction: Must be in Astronomy program. Introduction to current optical observational techniques, with brief coverage of infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray techniques. Statistics, spherical trigonometry time, catalogs, geometrical and physical optics, telescopes, and optical instruments. Effects of the atmosphere. Practical work at the observatory using a CCD camera. Some nighttime observing sessions.

Fall 2021

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Average rating: 3.49

Past Semesters

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Average rating: 3.67

Average GPA: 3.17 between 275 students

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