ASTRO 101 - Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for Life Beyond Earth
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASTRO 111 or 115.
Advisory Prerequisites:
A basic high school math and science background.
Other Course Info:
F, W.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Intended for non-science concentrators with a basic high school math and science background, this course introduces astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on discoveries from space exploration. First, it deals with understanding the history of astronomy, orbits, gravitation, optics and the properties of light and matter. Second, it investigates the properties, origin, and evolution of the major planets, asteroids, comets and Sun and other components of the Solar System with particular emphasis on comparative aspects with respect to the Earth. Third, it explores the developing field of Astrobiology (the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe) highlighting recent discoveries of extra-solar planets and the intensifying search for life on mars.

ASTRO 101 - Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for Life Beyond Earth
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
MTuWThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
102 (DIS)
Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
103 (DIS)
W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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