This course covers the basics of astronomical observation in 12 laboratory exercises. These labs meet on a weekly basis. Exercises include: understanding celestial motions, using the celestial sphere, application of optics, deriving distances from parallax, understanding lunar terrain, idendifying stellar spectra, dissecting the solar structure, using the H-R diagram to understand stellar diversity, estimating the distances to galaxies by photographic analysis, determination of orbital parameters, and discussion of modern concepts.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not the General AY102 Homepage, rather this is the site specific to the instructor listed at the top of this page. If you are not in this instructor's sections, then you can go to the following link for the Official Astronomy Department's AY102 lab page
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