AST 111: General Astronomy

online available

In this course, students will encounter discoveries such as planets beyond the Solar System (exoplanets) and the evolution of the Universe (cosmology). Students will make sure of resources such as NASA's Planet Hunters citizen science project, the Hubble Space Telescope archive and advanced smartphone apps that chart constellations and the night-sky in real-time. Students will also develop skills pertinent to carrying out laboratory work, scientific research, basic arithmetic and visual exercises tied to astronomy.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 3

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

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Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

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Revised: 2/2/22

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 30
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 30
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 60

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