Exploring the Night Sky
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-3
A general course designed for non-science students. A tour of the solar system: the nature and origins of planets and moons, comets, asteroids, and the sun. Discoveries of recent space exploration and the history of our changing views of our place in the universe. Eclipses, seasons, climatic cycles, dangers posed by meteorite impacts. The possibility of extraterrestrial life. Practical work includes observations with campus telescopes.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 101, 120.
Formerly: part of ASTR 120
Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.