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2017-2018 Catalog
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ASTR 1020 - Stellar and Galactic Astronomy*

4 Credits
3 Class Hours, 3 Lab Hours

An introductory course in the astronomy of stars and galaxies. Topics include the history of astronomy, astronomical coordinates, Newton’s Laws, gravitation, properties of light, kinds of telescopes and their uses, the Sun, stars, and stellar properties, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and galactic distributions, pulsars, quasars, neutron stars, black holes, and cosmology. Prerequisite(s): Level 2 placement in Math and Reading .

Semester Availability: As needed

* This course is part of the general education core.


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