AST 100 - Observational Astronomy

Course Description

This course is an introduction to astronomy. The goal of this course is to acquaint the student with the constellations, solar system objects and their motions, the celestial sphere concept and co-ordinate system. Stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies are also studied. Students will use naked-eye observations as well as telescopes, spectrograph, photometer and CCD camera to observe and report findings. Each session includes training in the operation of astronomical equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours

2

Contact Hours

2

Lecture Hours

2