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Prairie State College    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

ASTRO 104 The Solar System and Beyond

(IAI: P1 906L)
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher; placement into MATH 090  or higher or completion of MATH 085  with a grade of C or better
3 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 4 hrs transfer credit
This lab course is a one-semester conceptual study and investigation of astronomical phenomena. Topics include cycles of the sun and moon, the origin of modern astronomy, electromagnetic radiation and astronomical telescopes, characteristics of the solar system, comparative planetology, evolution and death of stars, structure of the Milky Way galaxy, types of galaxies, modern cosmology, and astrobiology.