This class introduces the coed to the usage of small telescopes, both for formal analysis or as a passion.
This course covers background for and strategies of visible remark, digital imaging, and spectroscopy of the Moon, planets, satellites, stars, and brighter deep-space objects. Weekly out of doors observing classes utilizing 8-inch diameter telescopes when climate permits. Indoor classes introduce wanted abilities. Introduction to up to date observational astronomy together with astronomical computing, picture and knowledge processing, and the way astronomers work. Scholar should keep a cautious and full written log which is graded. (Restricted enrollment with precedence to freshmen. Consumes a complete night every week; 100% attendance at observing classes required to go.)