ASTRĀ 0011. Observational Astronomy

Unit: 1
Prerequisite: Completion with grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 2, 5, or 10
Advisory: Completion of ENGL N with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 laboratory
Basic interpretation of astronomical observations through telescopes, binoculars, computers, cameras, and other simple measuring equipment. Use of planetarium to facilitate recognition of constellations, stars, planetary motions, and study coordinate systems and celestial motions. Development of observational skills to study outdoor sky and outcomes of indoor laboratory experiments. Emphasis on quantitative and qualitative analysis of variety of astronomical data. (CSU, UC)