Observing opportunities Details: THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS THE LATEST POLICY ON OBSERVING AND EXTRA CREDIT IN ASTRONOMY COURSES
- AN OBSERVING REPORT ON TWO CELESTIAL OBJECTS. THE MOON AND A PLANET, IF POSSIBLE, ARE RECOMMENDED FOR FIRST TIME VIEWERS
- In general, Observing Reports are celestial objects seen via a telescope and reported on forms (for each object) found below (OBSERVING REPORT FORM). Hand the report into the professor when done. Any additional reported object will be counted as Extra Credit. Your instructor may have a maximum amount of points for extra credit. Please check with them for their policy on extra credit.
- ALL OBSERVING FORMS MUST BE stamp DATED at CSI or dated and signed at other OBSERVATORY sites LISTED BELOW. Copied or Forged work will not be acceptable. FORMS CAN BE PRINTED
- ALL OBJECTS OBSERVED ARE SKETCHED AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT YOU LOOK THEM UP AND BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THEM ON THE OBSERVING SHEET FOR FULL CREDIT. Look over the forms before you hand them in to be sure you understand what is wanted from you.
ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT EXTRA CREDIT
You can write a Term Paper or take one or both suggested Museum Field trips or other trip opportunities that may arise. Watch TV and earn extra credit.
THE MUSEUM TRIPS
Description of the Two Museum Trip Options Two trips for observing substitution or Extra Credit. PRINT BEFORE GOING!
IN ALL CASES THE Quality of the work determines it's value!
TRIP I: A report on a Visit to the new "Rose Center -Hayden Planetarium" at the American Museum of Natural History-Hand into the professor. You must answer the questions found in the link above. It can cost you about $20 BUT TELL THEM YOU ARE A STUDENT FOR REDUCED RATE
TRIP II: A report on a visit to several "Science Halls of the American Museum of Natural History" -same value as planetarium visit unless you do the additional Evolution of Vertebrae work which would make it worth more.. SEE THE LINK ABOVE FOR DETAILS OF THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO ANSWER FOR FULL CREDIT!
IN BOTH TRIPS YOUR RECEIPTS MUST BE KEPT AND ATTACHED TO THE REPORT AS PROOF YOU WENT AND IT IS DATED. Museum Pamphlets are not proof you went .
WARNING: REPORTS CAN BE REFUSED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PROPERLY DATED RECEIPT!
WATCH TV GET EXTRA CREDIT
A fun way of getting extra credit is to watch astronomy related programs that appear on educational stations. Writing a brief description or short paper on the program earns extra credit. The amount of points depends on the quality and quantity of work done. I list some of the links you can explore in looking for Astronomy related programs and material. ENJOY and LEARN!
- You can get programs coming up for channel 13 and 21 Public stations from the following link public broadcast station
- A lot of Astronomy stuff on the Science channel science discovery channel/
- Through the Wormhole
- Wonders of the Universe
- Mutant Planet
- Meteorite Men
- Dark Matters
- Sci fi Science
- The national geographic channel and also the magzine site can be valuable for programs and ideas links follow:
- The History channel for ancient Astronomy but they play a lot of pseudoscience Ancient Aliens, Aliens and UFO programs which are not accepted by the majprity of the modern scientific community
- The Military Channel: Related Space Science
- The discovery channel: a general resource