EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONS

You may earn up to 25 points of extra credit for the entire semester. Each of the following activities is worth a maximum of 5 points. Ten points worth of extra credit must be completed by the MIDTERM exam, and the balance is due at the end of the last lecture week of the semester (This is the second to last week of classes - See dates on your General Schedule of Activities). You may submit no more than two (2) reports from each of the following POLARIS categories. All work must be astronomically relevant and include references. If in doubt, contact the instructor before beginning.

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eriodical or Book Review.  Report must be typed, double-spaced, and no more than two pages with source of information indicated.

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bserving Session Report On Night Sky Viewing.  Contact instructor and have your proposed activities approved. Use of telescope and/or binoculars recommended. If appropriate, instructor will give you a special observing report form to turn in.

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ive Program/Show of Astronomical Significance.  Report must be typed, double-spaced, single page with location and proof of attendance attached to report.

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stronomy shows online or on DVD. The program/video must be relevant to current developments in astronomy. Report must be typed, double-spaced, single page with source of information indicated (i.e. give the URL). The Show must be at least 40 minutes long.

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eport on a Television Program (PBS, TLC, etc).  The program must be relevant to current developments in astronomy. Report must be typed, double-spaced, single page with source of information indicated. The Program must be at least 40 minutes long.

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nternet Investigation.  The Internet site chosen must be relevant to current (within the last six months) developments in astronomy (e.g., links within these sites: www.space.com, www.skyandtelescope.com, www.nasa.gov). Submit a report that is typed, double-spaced, single page with source of information indicated (i.e. give the URL, or better yet print the article and attach it to the report).

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pecial Projects.  If you think of another activity you believe is suitable for extra credit in astronomy, contact instructor for approval before starting.

      YOUR NAME AND ASTRO ID# MUST APPEAR ON ALL REPORTS

       YOUR NAME AND ASTRO ID# MUST APPEAR ON ALL REPORTS

                   YOUR NAME AND ASTRO ID# MUST APPEAR ON ALL REPORTS

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