Astronomy Courses

AS101 Descriptive Astronomy – The Solar System. 3 hours. An elementary survey of the solar system and the historical development of scientific thinking in astronomy. The laboratory provides experience with telescopes and other astronomical equipment of Morrison Observatory. 3 lectures.

AS101L Descriptive Astronomy Lab. 1 hour. Lab exercises that accompany AS101.  Must be taken concurrently with AS101. 2 lab hours.

AS102 Descriptive Astronomy – Beyond the Solar System. 3 hours. A survey of stars, galaxies and cosmology. The laboratory provides experience with telescopes and other astronomical equipment of Morrison Observatory. 3 lectures. AS101 is not a prerequisite for AS102.

AS102L Descriptive Astronomy Lab. 1 hour. Lab exercises that accompany AS102.  Must be taken concurrently with AS102. 2 lab hours.

 
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