Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at College of San Mateo
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Certificate of Achievement: Astroimaging and Observatory Operation (AOOC)

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
  1. Operate and control various types of telescopes, such as refractors, reflectors, and Schmidt-Cassegrains.
  2. Understand the basic physics and operation of various types of observatory equipment, including CCD cameras and spectrographs.
  3. Use and understand the various image acquisition, analysis, and reduction programs.
  4. Image, do photometry, and take the spectra of various celestial objects including planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies.