Observational Astronomy for Scientists
Academic Noncredit

This course will serve as an introduction to the tools and techniques used in optical and radio astronomy. Using the facilities at the University of Utah Observatory, we will explore the cosmos and study the Sun, planets, asteroids, stars and galaxies. Measurements of basic properties of astronomical objects will be performed. Quantitative analysis of these measurements will enable us to determine such things as the mass of Jupiter as well as the ages of stars. Recommended Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers, MATH 1210.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Observational Astronomy for Scientists (ASTR 406)

Fall 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 08/21/2023

Additional time for evening observing sessions will be required.

Date(s) Day Time Location
08/21/23 - 12/07/23 TTh 7:15 pm -9:00 pm PHYS 205
Tuition: $489.00 + Special Fee: $50.00 = $539.00      


This section is currently full.

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Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.