Solar System Laboratory   [Archived Catalog]
San Antonio College Schedule/Catalog 2012-2013

ASTR 1104 - Solar System Laboratory

Prerequisites: ASTR 1304 or concurrent registration in ASTR 1304

Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
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

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