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The Solar System (ASTR 130)

  • 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 historical contributions of ancient and early astronomers, Kepler's and Newton's laws, ellipse properties and planetary motions, the sun-earth-moon system, geological and meteorological characteristics of each planet and its moons, comet characteristics, and asteroids. 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 Fall Only


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