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The Stellar System (ASTR 120)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Physical Sciences
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • This course has a lecture with 3 hours.
  • This course has a lab with 2 hours.

Introductory astronomy involving distance determination methods, radiation concepts, characteristics of our sun, star types and their evolution, Red Giants, White Dwarfs, Planetary Nebula, Pulsars, Black Holes, multiple and binary star systems, clusters, the Milky Way, other galaxies, and cosmology. Laboratory includes telescope observation. Laboratory contains exercises related to topics covered in lecture. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Pre-Requisites:MATH 010 with a grade of C- or better or minimum Math score of 15 on ACT or minimum score of 350 on SAT. Typically Offered Spring Summer


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