PHSC1051: Observational Astronomy Laboratory
ACTS Common Course - PHSC1204 (when taken with PHSC 1053)
Prerequisites: A score of 19 or above on the mathematics section of the ACTE exam or completion of MATH 0903 with a grade of "C" or better.
Co-requisite: PHSC 1053 or consent of instructor.
An introduction to astronomical observations and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to use telescopes at the ATU astronomical observatory (weather permitting) to make observations and collect scientific data for analysis. This course includes telescope orientation, constellation recognition, identifying celestial objects, and interpreting astronomical data.
Note: When taken concurrently with PHSC 1053, this course satisfies the general education physical science laboratory requirement upon successful completion of both courses.
Note: Course PHSC 1051 will run simultaneously with PHSC 3051 and duplicate credit will not be allowed. Credit for PHSC 3051 requires completion of an observational research project for upper division students, but is not required of students enrolled in PHSC 1051.
Laboratory 3 hours; 1 credit hour. $20 laboratory fee.