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Astronomy 154
Astronomy 154 is the second semester Astronomy Laboratory Course corresponding with Astronomy 152. Students wishing to fulfill the Science Laboratory Requirement should take Astronomy 152 and 154. Astronomy laboratory exercises for this course can be downloaded in PDF format by going to the "Astronomy Laboratory Exercises" page, linked on the left.


Spring 2019 Astronomy 154 Schedule of Laboratories

There are three labs that should be done outside of class and throughout the semester: T-Labs 1 & 2 and the Lunar Observation Lab (LOL).

The schedule of labs below is tentative and subject to change.

Week Of Lab Title Lab Exercise LOL
1/9/2019 No Labs NONE
1/14/2019 Tools of the Night Sky Lab 1
1/21/2019 MLK Day - No Lab
1/28/2019 Units, Conversions, and Scaling Lab 2
2/4/2019 Measurement Lab 3
2/11/2019 Light Spectrum Lab 4 Begin LOL
2/18/2019 Intensity vs. Distance Lab 5 1st Check
2/25/2019 Midterm Exam NONE 2nd Check
3/4/2019 Stellar Evolution Lab 6 3rd Check
3/11/2019 Galaxies Lab 7 4th Check
3/18/2019 Spring Break - No Lab Make 2 Obs.
3/25/2019 Extrasolar Planets Lab 8 LOL Due
4/1/2019 Make-Up Labs Misc
4/8/2019 Image ProcessingLab 9
4/15/2019Final Exam
4/22/2019 No Lab
This schedule is subject to change.

Astronomy 154 Grading Rubric
Final Grade % Category
40% Lab Worksheets
10% Telescope Lab 1 (On The Roof!)
10% Telescope Lab 2 (On The Roof!)
10% Lunar Observation Lab
15% Lab Midterm
15% Lab Final Exam


Astronomy 154 Final Grade Scale
Grade Score (%)
A > 90.0
B+ 86.0 - 89.9
B 80.0 - 85.9
C+ 76.0 - 79.9
C 70.0 - 75.9
D+ 66.0 - 69.9
D 60.0 - 65.9
F < 60.0



NOTE: The T-Labs are not the same as the lecture extra credit offered by Paul Lewis.
The instructions and sign-up sheets for extra credit are located beside the entrance to room 108. Read the extra credit instructions carefully, late-comers to the extra credit will be sent off the roof.
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Updated: 8/22/2018 JTC