2011fallsyllabus - Astronomy Laboratory (AST1022L) Fall...

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Unformatted text preview: Astronomy Laboratory (AST1022L) Fall 2011 Section 0471/0472 Instructor : Bo Ma Oce : 315 Bryant Space Science Center E-mail : boma@astro.ufl.edu Oce Phone : (352) 294-1854 Lab Director : Dr. Francisco Reyes Oce : 12 Bryant Space Science Center Class : Section 0471, Thursday 2-3, 08:30am-10:25pm Section 0472, Thursday 4-5, 10:40pm-12:35pm Oce Hours : T 3:00pm-4:00pm, W 2:00pm-3:00pm or by appointment Phone : (352) 294-1885 E-mail : reyes@astro.ufl.edu Textbook Hands on Astronomy Laboratory Manual , available at Target Copy Center in Butler Plaza (3422 SW Archer Rd.) and on University Ave (1412 W University Ave.). Locations Class will normally meet in Room 7, Bryant Space Science Center. However, the three mandatory night labs will be held at the Campus Teaching Observatory (CTO), location of which can be found at: http://www.astro.ufl.edu/information/cto.html Course Objectives AST 1022L Astronomy Laboratory counts for one (1) credit of Physical Science (P) towards the Gen- eral Education requirement. It introduces students to the scientific method as applied to field of Astronomy. The students are introduced to the process of making astronomical observations, quan- titatively analyzing those observations, extracting information about astronomical bodies such as the Sun, Moon, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies, and understanding the basic physical processes that take place in these bodies. The students will also be introduced to the process of writing a report on an experiment, communicating the details, results, and conclusions to a reader not necessarily familiar with the experiment.with the experiment....
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2011fallsyllabus - Astronomy Laboratory (AST1022L) Fall...

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