THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS THE LATEST POLICY ON OBSERVING AND EXTRA CREDIT IN
Requirement are celestial objects seen via a telescope and reported on forms (for each object)
found below (OBSERVING REPORT FORM) or in the Appendix of the laboratory
manual. Hand the report into the professor when
done. Any 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.
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.
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.
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.
DETAILS ON THE
TERM PAPER AND MUSEUM FIELD TRIPS ARE FOUND IN THE
APPENDIX OF THE LABORATORY MANUAL OR ON THE LINKS BELOW
PAPER OPTION and the MUSEUM TRIP OPTION).
INFORMATION IS ALSO FOUND BELOW:
HOW TO OBSERVE AND Observatory
sites in NJ and NY
CSI Observing Schedule and notes
on CSI observing
Observing Report Form -
(print out this page to use and hand in).
Museum Trip Options
Two trips for Extra Credit
Term Paper Option
details needed see also "How to write a term paper" found
on the link STUDENT RESOURCES"
INFORMATION on TRIPS and TERM PAPER
IN ALL CASES THE Quality of the work determines it's value!
ON THE Two MUSEUM FIELD TRIP's:
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 Laboratory Manual
APPENDIX OR THE LINK ABOVE on this field trip. This trip 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. See Laboratory Manual APPENDIX OR
THE LINK ABOVE FOR DETAILS OF THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO ANSWER FOR FULL CREDIT!
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!
ON A TERM PAPER:
Let the instructor know what the topic is before
Please NOTE Again: THE LABORATORY MANUAL HAS THE DETAILS ON OBSERVATION REPORTS, MUSEUM VISITS AND TERM
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