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ASTR263 — Fall 2020

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.

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Description:

A descriptive course in astronomy intended for non-physics majors. Topics include: description of the sky; 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; life in the Solar System. Includes required observing sessions.

Instructor(s):

GIANNIOS, DIMITRIOS

Email:

dgiannio@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2020

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Modified MasteringAstronomy New Design with eText for the Cosmic Perspective for Purdue University -- Standalone Access Card, 1/e 978-1323775097 Required
Labs Available on Brightspace Required

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