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Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System

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.

Textbook(s) for Fall 2013

Textbooks for Fall 2013
Course Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher
ASTR263 21st Century Astronomy: Solar System Paperback-Split Version   Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal  4th: Vol 1  978-0-393-92058-1  Norton & Co. 
ASTR263 21st Century Astronomy: Solar System Three-hole Punch-Split Version   Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal  4th: Vol 1  978-0-393-12351-7  Norton & Co. 
ASTR263 21st Century Astronomy: Solar System Paperback-Full Text   Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal  4th: Vol 1  978-0-393-91878-6  Norton & Co. 
ASTR263 21st Century Astronomy: Solar System Three-hole Punch-Full Text   Kay, Palen, Smith & Blumenthal  4th: Vol 1  978-0-393-13841-2  Norton & Co.