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PC132 – Observational Astronomy for Amateurs

A course for non-physics majors who are interested in learning to use a telescope and studying the sky. Class activities will include: understanding and learning to use the telescope and CCD camera, learning to manipulate and reduce images, offering observational opportunities for campus and community members, and performing individual or group observational projects, such as looking for Messier objects, tracking the orbits of Uranus and Neptune, and observing the tilt of Saturn's rings.

Prerequisite: No credit after completing Physics 362; may be taken up to two times for credit.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2018 Block 1 Observational Astronomy for Amateurs Charles Wetterer Barnes Science Center 213 12/6 12/15/2018
Spring 2019 Block 5 Observational Astronomy for Amateurs Charles Wetterer TBA 12/0 12/15/2018