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Observational Astronomy Laboratory

PHYSICS 50
3 units
June 26 - August 19, 2017
Section 1   M, W  2:30PM - 3:20PM

Introduction to observational astronomy emphasizing the use of optical telescopes. Observations of stars, nebulae, and galaxies in laboratory sessions with telescopes at the Stanford Student Observatory. Meets at the observatory one evening per week from dusk until well after dark, in addition to day-time lectures each week. No previous physics required. Limited enrollment.

Prerequisite

None

Notes

  • In addition to the lecture, students enroll in a 3-hour lab section one night a week.
  • Shuttle service is available to/from the Student Observatory and campus.

Syllabus

PHYSICS 50 Syllabus - 2014