SCI 104C

This is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the complexities of the universe. The theoretical portion of the course is divided into four topics: The history of astronomy and telescopes; the planets and moons of our solar system; the birth, life, and death of stars; and galaxies and the large scale structure of the universe. The lab portion of the course consists of in-class activities, outdoor observations during class, and independent labs in which the student makes observations of objects in the night sky. (High school Algebra I or equivalent highly recommended.)