AST Astronomy


AST 101 - Astronomy I w/Lab-GT-SC1 4 Credits
Focuses on the history of astronomy, the tools of the astronomer and the contents of the solar system including the planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. Incorporates laboratory experience. 
(Contact hours - 75)

AST 102 - Astronomy II w/Lab-GT-SC1 4 Credits
Emphasizes the structure and life cycle of the stars, the sun, galaxies, and the universe as a whole, including cosmology and relativity. Incorporates laboratory experience.
(Contact hours - 75)

AST 150 - Astrobiology: Life in the Universe 3 Credits
Introduces the interdisciplinary and scientific nature of the search for life in the universe, also known as astrobiology. Students will address the questions: “How does life begin and evolve?” “Is there life elsewhere in the universe?” Students will examine life on Earth, its origin and evolution. The possibilities of other life in the solar system and throughout the universe will be examined. Students will investigate the current state of exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life.
(Contact hours - 45)
Prerequisite: AST 102

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