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    Jul 18, 2024  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.