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AST 101 - Introduction to Astronomy with Lab

Prerequisite: Multiple measures discussion, or appropriate score on placement exam, or completion of   or MAT 101 , and TRE 089 .

Description: An introduction to astronomical processes, theories and features in the universe. Techniques and tools of the astronomer and the astrophysicist are included. Topics covered include concepts in: dynamics of motion, properties of light, astronomical techniques for observation, solar system components, stellar and planetary formation, evolution and classification of stars, star clusters and nebula, galaxy structure and formation, chemistry, structure and origin of the universe. Laboratory work is included to provide observational examples of the above topics and to learn techniques of data gathering and interpretation.

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3

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