NAS 131 & NAS 132 represent the
two semester sequence in astronomy that is taught at the Virginia Beach campus.
NAS 131 is astronomy of the planets & solar system.
NAS 132 is astronomy of the stars, galaxies & the universe.
Taking the courses in sequence is not required. You may take
NAS 132 before NAS 131.
astronomy department has several telescopes and imaging equipment. Observation
sessions are an integral part of the astronomy program. Students
are required to attend a minimum number throughout the semester.
- 20" (0.51m) Planewave Corrected Dall - Kirkham Cassegrain Reflector
- 150 mm (6") Takahashi TOA Refractor
- 8" Meade LX-200
- 12" Meade LX-200
- 8" Celestron Ultima
- 8" Celestron Powerstar
- H-alpha filter for solar observing
- Pictor 1616 CCD Imaging system w/ autoguide & color filter
FULL-TIME ASTRONOMY FACULTY
Bay Amateur Astronomers Club
Owning a telescope is not a requirement to join the club. If
you are interested in astronomy and have thought about buying your
own telescope, it might be a good idea to talk to several members
and attend some sky watches. You will be able to check out the
different types of scopes and look through them to compare.