**ENGR 96B**, offered through the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, introduces students to the basic principles of photography and its applications to imaging objects in space. The course covers the history of imaging from the pinhole camera to the basics of charged coupled devices (CCDs) to complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) imagers.

The course aims to have students familiarize themselves with astro-photography via hands on experience.

Students will work with actual CCDs and CMOS imagers along with a variety of telescopes we have available. The images above were actually taken by one of our former students with a color CCD imager with a telescope.

No prior knowledge of engineering is required and is open to all students regardless of department.

There are no tests just a final presentation and report for the group project. The course will count for an elective credit.

Instructor: Professor Oscar Stafsudd

When: Wednesdays from 1:00-1:50 PM

Where: Humanities A26

Units: 2

Grading: Letter Grade

If you have any questions regarding the course, please email the instructor at stafsudd@ee.ucla.edu.