Charting the Night Sky
- A study of celestial phenomena that can be observed with the naked eye. Topics will include phases of the moon, configurations of the planets, apparent and mean solar time, sidereal time, celestial coordinates, horizon coordinates, altitude of the sun at noon, the date and time that a star will be crossing the celestial meridian, and the appearance of the night sky from different locations on Earth. Offered only during the summer session.
Independent Study in Physical Science
- Study of special topics and/or development of special projects having department approval.
Special Topics in Astronomy: The Solar System