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Nestor_Lasso_AST-1022L_Syllabus

Nestor_Lasso_AST-1022L_Syllabus - Astronomy Laboratory(AST...

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Astronomy Laboratory (AST 1022L ) SPRING 2012 Instructor: Nestor Lasso Office: Bryant Space Science Center, Room 315 (3 rd floor) Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 am or by appointment. Contact information: 294-1854 or (best) [email protected] Course website: www.astro.ufl.edu/~nestor/Astrolab_Spring2012.html AST 1022L Director: Dr. Francisco Reyes Office: Bryant Space Science Center, Room 12 Phone: 294-1885 E-mail: [email protected] Class periods & location: Bryant Space Science Center, Room 7 Section 0438: Wednesday 10:40 12:35 pm (Period 4 & 5) Section 0439: Wednesday 12:50 2:45 pm (Period 6 & 7) Night labs will take place at the Campus Teaching Observatory (CTO) on …. (TBD). Please visit course website for directions. Course Objective: AST 1022L Astronomy Laboratory counts for one (1) credit of Physical Science (P) towards the General Education requirement. It introduces students to the scientific method as applied to the field of Astronomy. The students are introduced to the process of making astronomical observations, quantitatively 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.
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