AST: Astronomy Courses
This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
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AST 1002 Descriptive Astronomy
Introductory astronomy. Basic astronomical concepts; gravitation and other cosmic forces; planets, moons, and other components of the solar system; nature and evolution of the sun and of other stars; structure of galaxies and of the universe as a whole. Credit may not be received in both AST1002 and AST3033.
Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.
AST 1002L Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Co-requisite: AST 1002
Elective laboratory to accompany AST 1002. One period per week for 3 hours. Experiments, measurements, and observations of planetary, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy.
AST 3222 Introduction to Astrophysics
Comprehensive survey of the universe and its appearance from earth. Seasons, tides, eclipses. The solar system, stellar evolution and galaxies. Quasars, pulsars, black holes.
AST 3905 Directed Study
1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)