Elements of Astronomy Lab – PHSC 122

CG • Section 8WK • 01/03/2020 to 06/11/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

An optional lab to accompany PHSC 121. Attention will be given to laboratory procedures of astronomy, safety, observation skills and method, astronomical science and reasoning, conclusions/learning and practical astronomy.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


PHSC 122 is an optional lab designed to accompany PHSC 121, but it may be taken by students who need a one-hour laboratory credit for a laboratory science.

Course Assignment

Lab readings, Discussion Board readings, and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussion: Astronomy in the News

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread. Each reply must be at least 125 words.
FSLO SSI 1, 2b, 3, 4

Short Response Assignments (2)

The student will watch presentations and read articles during the course and will be required to write a short response on two occasions. Responses must be a minimum of 125 words and a maximum of 200 words.  FSLO SSI 1, 2b, 3, 4

Lab Assignments (10)

Each lab will include reading material, tutorial material, and simulation activities for the student to complete. FSLO SSI 1,3.