ASTR 101 - Introduction to Astronomy I: The Solar System
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
A general introductory course in astronomy that covers celestial motions of the earth, sun, moon, and planets; nature of light; ground and space-based telescopes; comparative planetology; the earth and the moon; terrestrial and gas planets and their moons; dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets; planetary system formation; extrasolar planets; and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Although this is not a lab course, telescopic observations and student-led inquiry are incorporated into the course.
Prerequisite: MATH 123 or MATH 126
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