This lab course parallels the astronomy lecture course SCIE 1300. Focusing on inquiry, students study astronomical topics and learn to ask scientific research questions using online data from NASA and other sources. Topics include the motion of constellations, observing solar behavior, classifying galaxies, analyzing orbits of moons, stellar spectra, and characteristics of exosolar planets. Students participate in virtual science conferences, critically review research, and complete astronomical observations through field exercises. NOTE: The co-requisite SCIE 1300 can be taken concurrently or have previously been completed.
Course is offered On-line