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SP473 COURSE DETAILS


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SP473 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SP473 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY 2020 1 Physics and Nuclear Engineering 3.5 (BS=3.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course is an introduction to the history, principles, and application of astronomical observation focusing on visual, photometric, and spectroscopic techniques. Cadets will be introduced to the methods and tools employed in modern astronomical observatories. Emphasis is placed on data analysis and statistics, geometrical and physical optics of telescopes, time systems, catalogs, and images obtained by telescopes equipped with light detectors. The course will include real-time observation of celestial objects, starting with objects in our solar system and expanding to the Milky Way.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 8 @ 75 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Labs are held at night to properly observe celestial objects without solar interference.

SP473 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA205 2017 1 1 Y
  PH206 2016 1 1 Y
  MA205 2017 1 2 Y
  PH256 2016 2 2 Y
  MA255 2016 2 3 Y
  PH206 2016 1 3 Y
  MA255 2016 2 4 Y
  PH256 2016 2 4 Y
  MA205 2017 1 5 Y
  PH202X 2022 2 5 Y
  MA205 2017 1 6 Y
  PH202X 2022 2 6 Y
  MA205 2017 1 7 Y
  PH202 2023 1 7 Y
  MA205 2017 1 8 Y
  PH252 2023 1 8 Y
  MA255 2016 2 9 Y
  PH202 2023 1 9 Y
  MA255 2016 2 10 Y
  PH252 2023 1 10 Y

SP473 (Version 2020-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2024 - 1 2 18 36 24 0 12 N CPT YNIGUEZ Hours

2025 - 1 2 18 36 31 0 5 N Hours

2026 - 1 2 12 24 0 0 24 N DR FEKETE Hours


SP473 (Version: 2019 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SP473 ASTRONOMY 2019 1 Physics and Nuclear Engineering 3.5 (BS=3.5, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course is an introduction to the history, principles, challenges and application of astronomical observation techniques including but not limited to radar ranging, laser ranging, visual, optical and spectroscopic techniques. Techniques will be introduced and applied, and will enable cadets to comprehend the tenants of scientific observation and discovery related to our solar system, galaxy and the universe. Exploration of space will begin with observations of terrestrial satellites, the solar system, and will expand to the Milky Way galaxy and beyond. PROVISIONAL - Full proposal in AY18
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 8 @ 120 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Labs must be held at night to properly observe celestial objects without solar interference.

SP473 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA205 2017 1 1 Y
  PH206 2016 1 1 Y
  MA205 2017 1 2 Y
  PH256 2016 2 2 Y
  MA255 2016 2 3 Y
  PH206 2016 1 3 Y
  MA255 2016 2 4 Y
  PH256 2016 2 4 Y