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PHY 197 Introduction to Astronomy with Lab (4 credits)

Course Description

A descriptive course about celestial mechanics, the solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe. The course is divided into eight modules. Each module contains chapter readings, chapter questions, lab exercise or short research paper and test.

Learning Results

Textbooks

The course also requires Starry Night software. Use this download code: 1132.

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 8 modules which include chapter readings and questions, lab exercises and a test.

Learning Evaluation

The chapter questions are 40 percent of the grade, tests are 42 percent, lab exercises are 12 percent and short research papers make up the other 6 percent of the final grade.

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