Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Offered as an alternative to Astronomy 101. Students observe the moon, planets, and
various star clusters, using CSM observatory 's telescopes. They will have the opportunity
to image planets and observe stellar spectra, using the department's CCD cameras and
Rainbow Optics eyepiece spectroscope. Use of the department's planetarium projector
assists students in becoming familiar with the sky. Focus is on observational techniques.
Extra supplies may be required.
Letter Grade Only
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: MATH 110 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 100, ASTR 115 or ASTR
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
(CSU GE Area B3), UC (IGETC Area 5C)