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Descriptive Astronomy
ASTR 105
Spring 2010
Section: 01  

This course is about the world we live in, but described on an immense scale: from planets to stars, galaxies and the universe as a whole. It is hoped that by its conclusion, students will have a sense of where we are in the universe and how we got here. Thus, the early part of the course will involve basic concepts and physical principles that are used to understand astronomical observations. We will then examine what we know about the universe at progressively larger scales: beginning with the solar system, then stars in our galaxy, and, finally, galaxies and the expansion of the universe.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ASTR
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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