ASTRO 188 - The Cosmos Through the Constellations
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Other:
Theme
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Tour the constellations visible this season, and explore topics in both basic and frontier astronomy by examining notable astronomical phenomena associated with these star patterns. This course also relates mythology linked to the origin of the constellations and discusses celestial cartography. We typically explore one constellation per lecture, focusing on the nature of astronomical objects of which a prototypical example is found in the featured constellation. Weekly discussion sections are held in the planetarium, where students learn to navigate and interpret the night sky. Promoting the goals of the Winter 2009 LSA Theme Semester, The Universe: Yours to Discover, this course is developed and aimed at enabling non-majors to personally experience astronomy.

Crs Requirements: There will be weekly short homework assignments and graded planetarium activities. Class participation will be facilitated by interactive Qwizdom units, which will also contribute to the course grade.

Intended Audience: This general, 100-level course is intended for non-science majors, but all are welcome.

Class Format: Two 1-hour lectures per week, plus one 1-hour Discussion section in the Angell Hall Planetarium.

ASTRO 188 - The Cosmos Through the Constellations
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28968
Open
8
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
28969
Open
1
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
28970
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
28971
Open
2
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
28972
Open
5
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 0395934311
A field guide to the stars and planets., Author: by Jay M. Pasachoff., Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 4th ed. 2000
Required
ISBN: 1931559112
Sky & Telescope's Star Wheel 40 Degrees North., Publisher: Sky Pub Corp 2007
Required
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