Astronomy

Teaching & Presentations / UMUC ED

Astronomy

 

ASTR-100 Introduction to Astronomy

3 credit hours

My syllabus (click); textbook Horizons by Michael A. Seeds, 10th edition, 2008.
Special features of my ASTR-100 course: Textbook Guide, 22 (or more) pages. 
Two Saturday field trips are offered (click).

ASTR-110 Introduction to Astronomy LABORATORY

1 credit hour

My syllabus (click);  textbook Introductory Astronomy Exercises by Dale C. Ferguson, 2nd Ed., 2001.
Special features of my ASTR-110 course: in addition to the 8" Dobsonian Orion telescope, which we'll use for studying the Sun (Sun spots, Sun rotation, etc.), the Celestron SkyScout, a GPS sky identification tool (>10,000 objects, such as stars, planets, spacecraft).
For in-room studies, we have ten manual spectroscopes, and, I hope, we'll obtain other useful equipment, such as optical benches, etc..