Astronomy 101 — Observational Astronomy

A survey of the techniques of observational astronomy, including optical, infrared, and X-ray astronomy. Four to six observational projects including observations using the Claremont College's Brackett and Table Mountain Observatories, plus computer projects analyzing data. Observational techniques used include CCD astrometry and photometry, stellar spectroscopy. In addition to observational techniques, the course will also cover the physics of basic emission mechanisms at the various wavelengths.


    Meetings, Fall 2017