Physics and Astronomy - Course Details
ASTR263: Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)
Sem. 1 Class, 2 lab. 2, cr. 3
Not available to students with credit in ASTR 363.
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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.
Textbook(s) for Fall 2021
|Modified Mastering Astronomy New Design with eText for the Cosmic Perspective||Required||Order from Pearson directly the Mastering link in your course for $59.99. Bennett: Cosmic Perspective 9e Modified Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText-instant access (6 months). You will need either a debit/credit or Paypal account.|
|Labs Available on Brightspace||Required|