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Ancient Astronomy

AST 105

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Credits: 3

This online course will examine the earliest origins of astronomy. The first half of the course will introduce students to the movements of the Earth and other solar system objects; the phases and cycles of the Moon; the origin of seasons, solstices, equinoxes, and eclipses; constellations and celestial navigation; and how ancient civilizations developed our earliest calendars. The second half of the course will be a broad survey of the historical development of astronomy from ancient times up to the scientific revolution of the Renaissance Period. Cosmologies from representative cultures around the world will be examined along with significant archaeoastronomy sites including the Egyptian pyramids, Nabta, Stonehenge, Newgrange, Chichén Itza, Machu Picchu, Chaco Canyon, the Big Horn Medicine Wheel, and others. Corequisites: ENG 101 and MAT 105 or higher. 3 hrs. lect.

We currently offer the following class for this course:

Ancient Astronomy

Section: AST105 - S01

CRN: 81964

Type: Distance Learning

Instructor: Steven H. Schimmrich

Term: Fall 2018

Fees: Technology Fee $65


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Class Schedule

Dates: 08/27/2018 - 12/18/2018
Location: Online

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