102
OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY

1 Unit

Astronomy 102 maps the sky by means of bright stars and constellations. Small telescopes are used for observing celestial objects. Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Astronomy 110 or 120.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

103
TOPICS IN MODERN ASTRONOMY

3 Units

Astronomy 103 is designed for students who have completed a survey course in astronomy. This course deals with recent developments in astronomy. Specific topics covered are exploration of the solar system with spacecraft, general relativity and black holes, active galaxies and cosmology. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Astronomy 110 or 120.

Transfer credit: CSU

110/110H
ASTRONOMY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
HONORS ASTRONOMY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

3 Units

Astronomy 110 is a survey of the methods astronomers use and the findings they have made in their studies of the planets, satellites, asteroids, comets and other objects that make up the solar system.
The honors course will be enhanced in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Students will read and work through a study guide of Galileo’s The Sidereal Messenger. 
  2. Students will visit a local observatory or planetarium and write a report about their visit. 
  3. Working in teams, students will prepare Internet-based report on the following
    topics:
    • The chronology of space exploration for a selected solar object.
    • Surface or atmosphere features seen on a selected solar object.
    • What we know about a selected small body in the solar system.
    Summaries of Reports will be presented in class.

Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note:This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Astronomy 101.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

120
ASTRONOMY OF STARS AND GALAXIES

3 Units

Astronomy 120 is a survey of the methods astronomers use and findings they have made in their studies of the stars and galaxies. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None. Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Astronomy 101.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

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