ASTR 101

Exploring the Night Sky

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

Formerly: part of ASTR 120

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.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ASTR 101, ASTR 120.

Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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