ASTR 101L - Introduction to Astronomy Lab I: Rocket Science
Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
This laboratory course features activities that are designed to enhance student understanding of the practice of modern astronomy as well as to enhance hands-on STEM competency. The organizing principle of this lab is “rocket science,” a recapitulation of the intellectual quest that has enabled humans to journey amongst the planets. Activities will include telescope design, a study of electromagnetic radiation, using telescopes at the FSU Observatory, and launching rockets. The course will also incorporate an examination of the prospects for the continuation of this enterprise indefinitely into the future, this incorporating sustainability into the course.
Prerequisite: MATH 123 or higher
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