May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

ASTR 1404 - Solar System (formerly: IntroductoryAstronomy II )


CIP Code: 40.02015203
Credit(s): 4
Solar System (formerly: Introductory Astronomy II) is a study of the current knowledge and techniques of modern day astronomy as applied to the solar system. Course content focuses on the solar system and planetary motion (the Earth the Sun the Moon and other planets) extra solar bodies (asteroids comets meteors and meteorites) and some history of human understanding of the universe from ancient to modern times. Emphasis is placed on recent planetary probe data and lunar explorations. Some night observing sessions are required. Lab fee required. 1,5

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1403  or ASTR 1403 

Requisite(s): PHYS 1403  or ASTR 1403 
Comments: Crosslisted w/PHYS 1404 
Faculty Consent: N