Astronomy: Stars & Galaxies
An introductory astronomy course covering gravity, light and astronomical instruments, our Sun, stars and stellar evolution (including nebulae, supernovae, white dwarfs, pulsars, and black holes), Milky Way and other galaxies, and cosmology (history, structure, and fate of the universe, big bang theory). Some optional evening observing sessions may also be included (off campus meetings for star viewing with the school's binoculars and telescopes).
Grading Basis
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Physical Science with Lab
ASTRON 20806254
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
(NexGen Read 261+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 19+ or CRS #10808101 or Intro Coll Read #10838105) and (NexGen QAS 241+ or ACCP Elem Alg 65+ and ACCP Coll Level Math 20+ or ACT Math 20+ or Elem Alg w Apps #10834110). Coursework requires a C or higher.
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer