805-112 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY GL 5 cr
An examination of concepts regarding the organization of the universe. The solar system, astronomical principles and instruments, stellar evolution and galaxies are among topics covered. Activities include field trips, observations of the night sky and of the sun with telescopes, and laboratory work. Four one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory/observation period per week. There are two required evening observation sessions during the semester.
Prereq: 900-150 or consent of instructor. Unreq: 805-114.
805-114 DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY GM 3 cr
A non-laboratory course that introduces the basic aspects of astronomy, including cultural and historical considerations. The study of galaxies, stars, as well as our solar system is included. Observational activities and field trips may be included as integral parts of the course. Three one-hour lectures per week.
Prereq: 900-150 or consent of instructor. Unreq: 805-112.
805-350/550 ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE AMATEUR 3 cr
This course is designed for people interested in combining astronomy with photography through the media of telescope and camera. Techniques for photographing astronomical objects are presented in an activity-oriented format. Darkroom procedures for processing color slides, black/white and color prints are also included. Does not count toward physics major/minor.
805-430/630 ASTRONOMY FOR TEACHERS 3 cr
An individualized course intended for K-12 teachers with limited astronomy background. Subject matter covered will depend on the needs and interests of the students. Each student does experimental or observational projects which are presented at the end of the course as a paper in a seminar. This course may not count toward physics major or minor.
805-490/690 ASTRONOMY WORKSHOP 1-5 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
805-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Cons instr.