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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR 161 - A Journey through the Solar System with Laboratory

4 Credit Hours
Study of Earth’s nearest astronomical neighbors including the sun, planets, asteroids, and comets. Seasons, solar and lunar eclipses, motion of the planets in the night sky, recent planetary space probe discoveries, development of our modern understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system and its place in the universe, discovery of extrasolar planets in distant solar systems. A minimum of mathematical analysis. Principles for interpretation of astronomical observations are reinforced in laboratory.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
Credit Restriction: Only one of the three courses (151, 161, or 217) may be taken for credit.

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