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ASTR263 — Fall 2016

ASTR263: Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System

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


Not available to students with credit in ASTR 363.


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.


Caffee, Marc


Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
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No Text Assigned; Will be using Wikipedia Required
Labs Available on Blackboard Learn Required

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