This is an optional laboratory course for the exploration of the principles and phenomena discussed in the Introduction to Solar System Astronomy lecture course. This course includes laboratory activities (indoor and outdoor) investigating the properties of the 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.