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ASTR263 — Fall 2014
Course Materials

ASTR263: Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System

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Offering:

Sem. 1 Class, 2 lab. 2, cr. 3

Prerequisites:

Not available to students with credit in ASTR 363.

Description:

A descriptive, nonmathematical course in astronomy intended for non-physics majors. Topics include: description of the sky; historical development of astronomy; motion of the sun and the moon; solar and lunar eclipses; the seasons and the calendar; the sun and the planetary system; comets, meteoroids, and asteroids. Includes required observing sessions. Not available to students with credit in ASTR 363.

Instructor(s):

Hesselbrock, Andrew (coord) – Finley, John

Email:

ahesselb@purdue.edu | finley@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2014
Textbook(s) for Fall 2014
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt
21st Century Astronomy: Solar System Three-hole Punch-Split Version Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal 4th: Vol 1 978-0-393-12351-7 Norton & Co. Required
Labs Available on Blackboard Learn Required
21st Century Astronomy: Solar System Paperback-Split Version Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal 4th: Vol 1 978-0-393-92058-1 Norton & Co. Required

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