Jun 15, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022
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AST 110(E) - Introduction to Astronomy


Credit(s): 4
MassTransfer Block Code: Natural & Physical Laboratory Science
A survey of the universe.The physical properties and motions of the earth, moon, sun, planets and other objects in the solar system are discussed in detail. The observations and physical theories upon which our understanding of the universe is based are described qualitatively, with awareness of their historical and cultural context. Stellar structure and evolution, exoplanets, galaxies, quasars, neutron stars and black holes, the expanding universe and the big bang are discussed. The methods and tools of astronomical research are introduced. Laboratory activities from a variety of sources are conducted, primarily using computer resources such as telescope simulations and planetarium software. Access to the internet is necessary for all students to receive updates and course information.Students must register for the lecture and the lab.


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