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Summer Semester 2018
Feb 24, 2024
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PHYS 2061 - Telescopes and Instrumentation
The student will develop and refine facility and experience with telescopes, software, methods, catalogs, libraries, astronomical instrumentation and assorted contents of the universe, including ground-based and space-based telescopes and detector systems. Observing projects included; use of the Student Astronomy Lab and/or internet telescope(s) for observing projects and variable star monitoring, plus occasional use of the 20 inch Clark/Saegmuller refractor or Mt. Evans reflectors for observing, measuring and practicing public instruction. Math tools include algebra, statistics, Excel, Mathcad, IDL, C++, etc. Credit can apply toward physics or astrophysics minor. Prerequisite: PHYS 1050 or PHYS 1070 or PHYS 1090 or PHYS 1112 or PHYS 1212 or instructor's permission.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture/Lab, Lecture, Travel

Physics and Astronomy Department

May not be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      Colorado Women's College
      University College

(Undergraduate level PHYS 1050 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 1070 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 1090 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 1112 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 1212 Minimum Grade of D-)

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