JCCC Courses I Teach

 

ASTR 120 – Fundamentals of Astronomy

This course is a study of the universe from the earth, moon and planets to the stars and the most distant galaxies. Topics include black holes, quasars, and the origin of the universe and the possibility of life on other planets. Current astronomical discoveries are discussed in class as they occur. Access to astronomical Web sites is available to students in this course. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

ASTR 122 – Astronomy

This course is a study of the universe from the earth, moon, and planets to the stars and the most distant galaxies. Topics include black holes, quasars, and the origin of the universe and the possibility of life on other planets. Current astronomical discoveries are discussed in class as they occur. Access to astronomical Web sites is available to students in this course. 3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk., 5 nighttime telescope sessions are required. Note: An honors contract is available. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

Honors Astronomy

Students have the opportunity to enroll for a one credit hour extension of the ASTR 122 course. In the Honors Astronomy 122 course, students may dive into the current literature and study, discuss, and debate current astronomical issues and problems, or be introduced to CCD Astrophometry. Students will observe the night sky using our observatory and use our CCD cameras and filters for both qualitative and quantitative imaging.

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