Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, starts, galaxies, and comets; the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all phenomena that originate outside Earth’s atmosphere are within the purview of astronomy. Astronomy is one of the oldest of the natural sciences.
GOAL OF ASTRONOMY LAB
The main goal of this lab is for students to discover how astronomers use physics and observations with telescopes to gain an understanding of how the universe works. To that end, kids will learn many physics concepts as applied to astronomy, and follow the process of doing astronomical observations and measurements. These observations include ones that you will make, both with naked eye and with a telescope