Solar System Astronomy

AST 102

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Credits: 3

Designed for the non-science major, this course will provide an introduction to the astronomy of our solar system-from its earliest beginnings as humans pondered the movement of wandering "stars" in the night sky to the most recent data returned by NASA space probes. Topics covered will include the origin and evolution of the solar system, the Sun and solar wind, planets, moons, asteroids, meteors, comets, and Kuiper belt objects. Additional topics will include the search for life in the solar system and the search for extrasolar planets. Students may attend a night telescope observation on campus. 3 hrs. lect. Prerequisite or corequisite ENG 101.

We currently offer the following class for this course:

Solar System Astronomy

Section: AST102 - 01

CRN: 21853

Type: Lecture

Instructor: Eric C. Sutter

Term: Spring 2019

Fees: Technology Fee $65

Required Textbook

Class Schedule

Dates: 01/22/2019 - 05/17/2019
Days: Tues, Thurs
Time: 11:40 am - 01:00 pm
Location: BUR 101

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