Astronomy Labs

We offer 2 different labs, depending on which Astronomy course you are taking. Please keep in mind that a laboratory is a separate course from the lecture course and that you will receive a grade for the lab that is independent of the lecture. While we try our best to coordinate labs with lecture material, because we have different faculty using different texts and syllabi, it is virtually impossible to have every lab complement the lectures in a given week.

Solar Laboratories

Manual: ( Available only in the FIU Bookstore) These labs focus on reading star charts, understanding fundamental principles in astronomy and looking at both the terrestrial and gaseous planets in our Solar System in detail.

  • Lab 1 - Week of August 27th- Introduction/ Math Review
  • Lab 2 - Week of Sept 3
  • Lab 3 - Week of Sept 10
  • Lab 4 - Week of Sept 17
  • Lab 5 - Week of Sept 24
  • Lab 6 - Week of Oct1
  • Lab 7 - Week of Oct 8
  • Lab 8 - Week of Oct 15
  • Lab 9 - Week of Oct 22
  • Lab 10 - Week of Oct 29
  • Lab 11 - Week of Nov 5
  • Hurricane Makeup -Week of Nov 12
  • Final Meeting - Week of Nov 19

Stellar Laboratories

Manual: ( Available only in the FIU Bookstore) These labs concentrate on reading star charts and studying stars and galaxies.

  • Lab 1 - Week of August 27th- Introduction/ Math Review
  • Lab 2 - Week of Sept 3
  • Lab 3 - Week of Sept 10
  • Lab 4 - Week of Sept 17
  • Lab 5 - Week of Sept 24
  • Lab 6 - Week of Oct1
  • Lab 7 - Week of Oct 8
  • Lab 8 - Week of Oct 15
  • Lab 9 - Week of Oct 22
  • Lab 10 - Week of Oct 29
  • Lab 11 - Week of Nov 5
  • Hurricane Makeup - Week of Nov 12
  • Final Meeting - Week of Nov 19