INSTRUCTORS

Pimol Moth, Ph.D.

Phil Henderson

Andy Newton

 

ASTRONOMY
COURSE
DESCRIPTION

AST 1:Introduction to Astronomy

AST 1L: Astronomy Laboratory

AST 45: Special Projects

Hartnell Astronomy Short Course

 

REALLY COOL ASTRONOMY LINKS

Tonight’s Sky

SpaceWeather.com

Explore Black Holes!

Windows to the Universe

NASA.gov

CNN.com Space & Science

Space.com

Astronomy.com

Telescope.com

HubbleSite.org

SpaceWeather.com

Sky and Telescope

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Fremont Peak Observatory

Lick Observatory

 

 

Welcome to the Hartnell Astronomy Website

ASTRONOMY 1L: Astronomy Laboratory

 

Semesters Offered: Variable

Units: 1.0

Corequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment

 in AST 1 (face-to face or online lecture) required.

Laboratory course in astronomy that uses a combination of earth-based experiments and NASA information to teach the basic principals and methods of modern astronomy. Students will make their own measurements as well as use NASA information to calculate such things as the age of the Universe, the age of the moon, the mass of Jupiter, orbital periods of binary stars, the chemical composition of stars, and the probability of extra-terrestrial life. Telescope observations and extensive use of the Planetarium is included.

 [CSU; UC]

 

Astronomy 1L Course Documents

 

 

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