Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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PSC-1020 Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory

Credits 1
This course is a laboratory experience in astronomy for non-science majors. Labs include actual astronomical observations and techniques for studying spectra, planetary characteristics, stars, and galaxies. 
Prerequisite(s): PSC-1010  completed or concurrent and reading proficiency.
2 lab hours.
(Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes
  1. Explain daily and annual motions in the heavens.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of astronomical devices such as star charts, celestial spheres, and spectroscopes.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of planetarium software packages and astronomical internet sites.
  4. Interpret astronomical photos and digital images.
  5. Compare and contrast spectra of elements and stars.
  6. Describe the vast distances between astronomical objects.

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