Observing projects, or "labs" represent most of the points in this course. Each semester, we try to start by learning our way around the sky using only our eyes and then by learning to take a closer look with binoculars. We then learn to use the telescopes and get a detailed look at many different astronomical objects.
Note that the objects that we observe depends upon which part of the sky is visible during the semester in question, and also where the planets happen to be in their orbits at that time.
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SPRING SEMESTER FALL SEMESTER
Constellation Lab Constellation Lab
Binary Stars Binary Stars
Jupiter Deep Sky Imaging
Lunar Geology Lunar Geology
Solar Lab Solar Lab
Star Clusters Star Clusters
Deep Sky Imaging Jupiter
Asteroid Lab Outer Planets and Asteroid Lab
Lunar Eclipse Planets and Planetary Nebulae
Mars Variable Stars (indoor lab)
Variable Stars (indoor lab)