AST 119L - Astronomy Lab
Course DescriptionSee AST 119 for course description.
Course Learning OutcomesKnowledge:
- Describe the scientific thinking process.
- Describe the concept of seasonal changes on Earth.
- Explain how to measure objects comparing size and distances.
- Determine sizes and distances using indirect methods.
- Utilize different methods of time and timekeeping.
- Use co-ordinate systems for plotting and locating objects.
- Explain motion of objects.
- Determine optics and resolution.
- Relate the process of science to its importance in the daily world.
- Describe the history of discovery including changes from inductive to deductive reasoning.
- Recognize that science is a "way of thinking" process.
- Describe the cause and effect of positions and their locations as they appear in space.
- Recognize the role of science by integrating historical, social and literature into their perspective.
- Analyze physical data from observations to write scientific papers.
- Utilize a variety of sources to make astronomical measurements.
- Make predictions based upon all the information gathered.
- Work collaboratively in groups as well as individually during lab assignments toward a common goal.
- Appreciate the concept that they are part of a larger universe.
- Apply researching skills to areas of interest.