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Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ASTR 130 - Introduction to Astronomical Observation

Primarily for non-science majors. An independent laboratory class, generally meeting at night, in which students work individually or in small groups on observational projects that focus on the study of constellations, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Binoculars, 6- through 10-inch telescopes, and imaging equipment are used extensively at the department’s student observatory. Some projects use computers to simulate observations taken with much larger telescopes. (S)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite/corequisite: ASTR 121 or 124, or instructor permission. Note: All astronomy courses may be used to satisfy the College natural sciences area requirements. Both ASTR 121 and 124 cover complementary subject matter at an introductory level. Each

Credits: 3