AST 105 The Solar System
PRISM #
3068
Credits
3
Format
LEC
Days
MW 09:00AM – 10:15AM
Instructor
Hall,Thomas D
Room
A136
Final Exam
12-20-17 8:00AM-10:00AM
Section
L001
Session
Regular Academic Session
Start Date
9/5/2017
End Date
12/22/2017
Class Type
Standard
Open Seats
3

Description

Contemporary understanding of the Solar System; the sky and celestial motions; ancient astronomy; the Copernican revolution; light, gravity, orbits, and astronomical instruments; formation of the solar system; sun, planets and moons; asteroids, comets, meteors and meteorites; and the origin of life. May be offered for three credits without laboratory work or for four credits with laboratory work consisting of telescopic observation, laboratory demonstration and/or astronomy exercises. Students may not receive credit for both AST 100 and 105. Prereq: High school algebra and geometry or cons. instr. NS; if 4 cr., also LS

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Special Notes

Associate Degree Requirements

Natural Science