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Prairie State College    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

ASTRO 101 Guide to the Universe

(IAI: P1 906)
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher
3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
This non-lab course is a one semester conceptual study of the major topics and concepts of astronomy. Topics include basic cycles and motions of the sky, major stars and constellations, properties of electromagnetic radiation and astronomical telescopes, history of astronomy, characteristics of the solar system, comparative planetology, stellar and galactic evolution and formation, structure of the Milky Way galaxy, types of galaxies, Dark Matter, and cosmology.