ASTRO 101 - Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for Life Beyond Earth
Section: 007
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
4
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.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course presents an introduction to the field of astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on the discoveries from space exploration. The first third of the course deals with understanding the history of astronomy, orbits, gravitation, optics, and the properties of light and matter. The rest of the course explores the properties, origin, and evolution of the major planets, asteroids, comets, the Sun, and other components of the Solar System with particular emphasis on comparative aspects with respect to the Earth. The origin and formation of the Solar System and the origin of life will also be discussed. This course is intended for non-science concentrators with a basic high school math and science background.

ASTRO 111 has a two-hour laboratory section every week. ASTRO 101 has a one-hour discussion section. Course requirements include assigned reading, section meetings, homework, observations, quizzes, midterm, and a final examination. Laboratory sections include observations with telescopes.

ASTRO 101 - Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for Life Beyond Earth
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12291
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3
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
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12293
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0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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12295
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3
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
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12297
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0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
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12299
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0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
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38521
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (LEC)
 
12301
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1
 
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
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12303
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0
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
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12305
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0
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
010 (DIS)
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31013
Open
2
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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Introduction to Astronomy: The Solar System and the Search for Life Beyond Earth (ISBN 0536469962). Custom U of M Edition
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