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To see a list of all courses in each area offered by the Division of Science this semester, please consult the Schedule of Classes.

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Course Descriptions

AST-A 100 The Solar System (3 cr.)   Fall. Survey of the solar system, including the Earth, sun, moon, eclipses, planets and their satellites, comets, laws of planetary motion, etc. Discussion of the origin of the solar system, life on earth, and the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. Also astronomical instruments and celestial coordinates.

AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)   Spring. Survey of the universe beyond the solar system, including stars, pulsars, black holes, principles of spectroscopy and the H-R diagram, nebulae, the Milky Way, other galaxies, quasars, expanding universe, cosmology, and extraterrestrial life.