Course Descriptions - Astronomy
AST123 Exploring Space (3-0-3)

This course examines present and future methods of space exploration. Topics include the basic science, instruments, technology, dangers, benefits, costs, and practical and political importance of space exploration. Discussion topics include space stations, moon colonies, manned missions from Mercury through Apollo, and current international space missions. PR: Two years of high school mathematics OR MAT 128

AST125 Solar System (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the modern exploration of the solor system. Topics include the evolution and characteristics of the major planets, moons, and numerous minor planets of the solar system, solar and lunar eclipses, seasons, lunar phases and astronomical folklore. PR: Two years of high school mathematics OR MAT 128 F

AST127 Cosmic System (3-0-3)

This one-semester course introduces students to the scientific study of the cosmic system. Emphasis is placed on the evolution, life cycle and characteristics of the stars and galaxies. Information from recent discoveries by the Hubble telescope and other 21st century NT telescopes is presented. Other discussion topics include constellation identification, space travel, life in the universe, and cosmology. PR: Two years of high school mathematics OR MAT 128 S


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