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Astronomy 10 - INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Introduction to history and physical principles of astronomy, focusing on our Solar System. Includes view of heavens, historical development of scientific models of the sky, telescopes, formation and evolution of the solar system, and the possibilities for life in space. Designed for non-majors in mathematics or physical science. A companion science laboratory, Astronomy 30, is also available. 3 hours.

Astronomy 20 - INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY: STARS AND THE UNIVERSE

Introduction to the study of stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Includes the nature of light, telescopes, spectroscopy, stellar formation and evolution, galaxies, quasars, and cosmology. Designed for non-majors in mathematics or a physical science. A companion science laboratory, Astronomy 30, is also available. 3 hours.

Astronomy 30- INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY LABORATORY

Introduction to laboratory principles and techniques in astronomy. Includes telescope operation and measuring stellar magnitudes, spectral lines, motions of the sun, moon and planets. Prerequisite: Astronomy 1, 10, or 20 (may be taken concurrently). 2-3 hours laboratory.