Course Description

AS 103 Observational and Solar System Astronomy
4 cr. (3-0-3)
Offered: Fall, Summer
Prerequisite: High school algebra or MA 100 highly recommended.

History of astronomy; observational astronomy; basic science principles and how they relate to astronomy; the celestial sphere and coordinate systems; star charts; telescopes; formation and evolution of the solar system; planetary characteristics (internal structure, surfaces, atmospheres); and comets and asteroids.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit toward the physics major or minor.