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Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Laboratory
Course: AST113

First Term: 2019 Spring
Laboratory   1.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Hands-on astronomical observations and exercises to supplement AST111.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply the scientific method and other critical thinking models to astronomical phenomena for hypotheses development, experiment design, and data analysis. (I-VIII)
2. Apply mathematical principles to astronomical data analysis. (I-VIII)
3. Demonstrate the ability to follow directions in completing laboratory exercises. (I-VIII)
4. Demonstrate the ability to properly and safely use laboratory tools. (I-VIII)
5. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in collaborative groups. (I-VIII)
6. Apply theoretical concepts to real and simulated astronomical experiments and observations. (I-VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Laboratory safety
II. Introduction to scientific thinking
III. Motions of celestial objects
IV. Light, optics, telescopes, and astronomical instrumentation
V. Solar properties and characteristics
VI. Exoplanet detection methods
VII. Comparative planetology
VIII. Small bodies
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 1, 2018

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