Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

AST 105 Observational Astronomy(RNL)

3 class hours, 2 laboratory hours; 4 credits. Topics covered are aligning and using computerized telescopes; celestial coordinate systems; time keeping; observations of the planets, moon, sun, asteroidal motions, and variable stars; astrophotography with CCD imaging cameras; photometric techniques. Day and evening astronomical observation sessions will be required beyond regularly scheduled hours. (science). Prerequisites: MTH 020 or an appropriate score on the CUNY Mathematics Assessment Test, AST 100 or AST 102.




Material Fee: $15