AS 103 Observational and Solar System Astronomy 4 cr. (3-0-3)
- Offered: Fall
- Applies toward the quantitative reasoning and analysis (quar) general education requirement.
- Applies toward the laboratory science university requirement (lab).
- 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.