ASTRO 188 - The Cosmos Through the Constellations
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
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. This course is developed and aimed at enabling non-concentrators 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 concentrators, 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)
 
43149
Open
7
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
43151
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
43153
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
43155
Open
2
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
43157
Open
1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780718826956
Star tales., Author: Ian Ridpath., Publisher: Lutterworth 1988
Optional
ISBN: 9781931559119
Sky & Telescope's Star Wheel 40 Degrees North., Publisher: Sky Pub Corp 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780756617332
Astronomy, Author: Ian Ridpath., Publisher: Dorling Kindersley 1st Americ 2006
Optional
i>clicker unit (clicker)
Required
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