Nov 27, 2020  
2015-16 Academic Catalog 
    
2015-16 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR 1030 Introduction to Astronomy

4 Credit Hour(s)
As an introduction to astronomy, this course explores what we know about the solar system and how we know what we know. Topics covered include the history of astronomy, methods of astronomy, formation of the solar system, and the physical characteristics of the sun, planets, moons, and minor members of the solar system (asteroids, meteoroids, and comets). Through the use of text, laboratory, astronomy web sites and actual observation, the student can expect to learn to identify, locate and specify location of the visible planets, some constellations and any other “visitors” that happen to show themselves in our solar system during the course.



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