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AST 1002   UNIVERSE: THE INFINITE FRONTIER

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028). This course is a survey of astronomy that includes an introduction to the characteristics, origin, and evolution of the solar system, our sun and other stars, the Milky Way galaxy, other galaxies, and the Universe. It will include a consideration and perspective from the time of ancient astronomers to that developed from the latest astronomical research and theories. (This course may not be taken for credit subsequent to receiving a grade of "C" or better in any course with an AST prefix.) 47 contact hours.

AST 1003   THE SOLAR SYSTEM

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028). This course is a study of earth as a planet, the moon, and the sun, measurement of time, eclipses, planets and their satellites, comets, meteors, and various theories of the origin of the solar system. Consideration will be given to the historical development of the science and the basic principles of mechanics as applied to astronomy. (This course may not be taken for credit subsequent to receiving a grade of "C" or better in AST 1002.) 47 contact hours.

AST 1022L   OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Pre- or corequisite: AST 1002 or AST 1003 or AST 1004. This is a laboratory course to provide those experiences in observation needed by the beginning astronomy student and the interested amateur. Topics will include astronomical coordinate systems, characteristics of telescopes, telescopic observation of celestial objects, astrophotography, and applications of desktop planetarium software. 45 contact hours.

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