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2020 January Semester
Oct 14, 2019
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ASTR 120 - Introduction to Astronomy I: The Solar System
This is a one-semester introductory course in Astronomy that is general enough to be of interest to science and non-science majors with a proper background in mathematics. This course is complementary to ASTR 121-3. Topics include: an overview of our solar system; the Sun; Earth and the Moon; the inner planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars; the gas giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; moons and ring structure of the gas giants; Pluto and Charon; asteroids, comets, meteors, and meteorites; the origin and evolution of our solar system; the origin and evolution of the sun; other solar systems and exoplanets. ASTR 120 and ASTR 121 may be taken in either order.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ASTR 121 - Introduction to Astronomy II: The Universe
This is a one-semester introductory course in Astronomy that is general enough to be of interest to science and non-science majors with a proper background in mathematics. This course is complementary to ASTR 120-3. Topics include: the origins of stars and planetary systems; the sun; properties and structures of stars; stellar interiors; the evolution of stars; stellar remnants; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes, worm holes and warped spacetime; the Milky Way; the universe of galaxies; distance scales and indicators; active galaxies and quasars; cosmology: past, present, and future of the universe, “Is ‘Anyone’ Out There?”. ASTR 121 and ASTR 120 may be taken in either order.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam


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