Physics and Astronomy - Course Details


ASTR263 — Fall 2016

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):

Caffee, Marc

Email:

mcaffee@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
No Text Assigned; Will be using Wikipedia Required
Labs Available on Blackboard Learn Required

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