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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 110 - Foundations of Astronomy

Total Credits = 3
Lecture = 3 / Laboratory = 0

This course presents an integrated approach to basic astronomy and astronomical concepts. Astronomic concepts will include the following topics: light and properties of light, lenses, astrophotography, formation of the universe, galaxies, solar systems, and planets. Practical observational techniques of space objects are performed through use of telescopes. Sunspot activity is monitored via the internet and through observations of the sun using the appropriate equipment.

Prerequisites: Eligibility to enroll in Math 099 or higher level math.
Corequisites: None