May 21, 2019  
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50

ASTR 1092 - Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Laboratory

1 credit hour(s)

Pre- or corequisite: ASTR 1010  
Recommended:  *

This is an optional laboratory course for the exploration of the principles and phenomena discussed in the ASTR 1010 lecture course.  This course includes laboratory activities (indoor and outdoor) investigating the properties of objects within our Solar System in addition to an analysis of solar system phenomena.  Topics include measuring the properties of solar system objects (their sizes, distances, etc.) analyzing their motions, developing an understanding of the observational effects of Earth’s own motion, and an introduction to the methods employed by astronomers to make new discoveries.

*A working knowledge of basic algebra will be useful in this course.


  • 45 lab hours
  • As of Fall 2019, this course will be updated to ASTR 1010L. Read more.  

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