Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024


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ASTR 230 001 (CRN: 20002)


Department: Physics and Astronomy
Instructor: Reiter, Megan
Meeting: 7:00PM - 8:30PM T (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required) Instructor Permission Required
Section Enrolled: 11
Enrollment data as of: 25-JUN-2024 11:02AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-Dept Room
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM S
Description: A hands-on introduction to modern techniques of observational astronomy. Students use telescopes, CCDs, and computers to obtain and analyze their own images and spectra of solar system, galactic, and extragalactic objects. The course employs the campus observatory, dark sky observing sites, and state of the art data analysis software.