ASTR 1104 - Solar System Laboratory
Prerequisites: ASTR 1304 or concurrent registration in ASTR 1304
Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420
Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320
This is an experimental astronomy lab course designed for non-science majors. Topics include planetary, lunar, and solar observations with telescopes and/or the naked eye; measurements of the gravitational constant, gravitational acceleration, and the speed of light; analysis of spectra and spacecraft images; and impact cratering simulations. Students may also have the opportunity to simulate a spacecraft mission to a fictional planet. Visits to the Scobee Planetarium and field trips may be held.
Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)
CIP: 40.0201.52 03