Astronomy of Planets (ASTR 104.3)

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ASTR 104 W02 January 2017 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W10 January 2017 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
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ASTR 104 W20 January 2017 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W60 January 2017 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
 
ASTR 104 W01 September 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W11 September 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W15 September 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W21 September 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W51 September 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W61 September 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
 
ASTR 104 W02 January 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W11 January 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W15 January 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W21 January 2016
ASTR 104 W51 January 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)
ASTR 104 W61 January 2016 Daryl Janzen (primary instructor)

Description

Students will explore physical properties and orbital behavior of planets, moons, asteroids and comets as revealed by telescopic observations and spacecraft missions. They will learn how the scientific method changed our understanding of orbital motions within the solar system. Recent astronomical techniques for studying exoplanets orbiting other star systems will be investigated. Techniques for operating telescopes and analyzing astronomical data will be examined with online access to computer-simulated laboratories.

Prerequisite(s)

Foundations of Mathematics 20 or Pre-Calculus 20

Note

Students can take this course to fulfill 3 of the 18 credit units required for the Astronomy Minor offered by the College of Arts and Science in conjunction with the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics.

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