Astronomy

College of Arts & Sciences

The Solar System

CAS AS 101

The historical development of astronomy and the motion of the planets. The formation of the solar system. The sun and its effects on the earth. Description of the planets and the moons of our solar system, including recent results from the space program. Laboratory exercises are completed in class and telescopic observations are scheduled at night as weather permits. Use of the observatory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 29)

Carl Schmidt

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The Astronomical Universe

CAS AS 102

The birth and death of stars. Red giants, white dwarfs, black holes. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, and other galaxies. The Big Bang and other cosmological theories of our expanding universe. Laboratory exercises are completed in class and telescopic observations are scheduled at night as weather permits. Use of the observatory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 2 (July 2-August 10)

Luke Moore

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