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ASTR 103 Observational Astronomy Lab

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

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.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: MATH 110 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 100, ASTR 115 or ASTR 125
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B3), UC (IGETC Area 5C)