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ASTR 1050 - Survey of Astronomy

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An algebra-based course in observational and laboratory astronomy. Topics covered include light, gravity, optical instruments, frame of reference, the sun, planets, satellites, comets, stars, groups of stars, and cosmology. Experiments include spectroscopy, comparison of optical instruments, Kepler’s Laws, and observations of as many different astronomical phenomena as possible, including planets, asteroids, comets, deep sky objects, and the sun in white and hydrogen-alpha light. No more than 4 hours credit can be earned in ASTR 1005 and ASTR 1050.

Prerequisite: Placement at math level 3 or above.
(3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)



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