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[ASTR UN1903] Astronomy Lab I

June 08, 2018

Gibson, Rose
[ASTR UN1903] Astronomy Lab I

I am writing this as I'm incredibly bored at work, to the point where I miss having classes and studying! Ridiculous...

Anyway, Rose is the best TA on earth and I truly hope to see a telescope or satellite named after her by the time I reach 50. Our class had around 4 students so it was super fun. We got to use the telescope on the Pupin rooftop, learn about pseudoscience, and all sorts of other things that I do not remember. Rose is friendly, super approachable, and really cares about how you learn as a student (an awesome person in general!!!). My lab was from 7-10pm in the middle of the week but I actually looked forward to class~!

Also, in case anyone's wondering about the subject:
Intro astronomy classes do require you to have an understanding of math, but I would say that a high school background should be sufficient. I am a humanities major and I only faced some slight difficulties reacquainting myself with the -idea- and logic of math, and not the actual equations/formulas involved. They were quite simple though I don't think most professors chose to go into detail or explain their significance (for fear of confusing students), which occasionally made me feel like I was only given a superficial understanding of the content. Anyway, I think labs really help you to understand how to apply what you learn in lectures. They're exhausting but still, 10/10 would recommend!


All labs submitted at the end of class. Lab worksheets consisted of a combination of math, experimental, and explanatory questions. No take home labs :)

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