Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ASTR-117 The Solar System

Credits 4 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016). Co-requisite: ASTR-117L .
The sun moon earth planets and other objects in the solar system are studied from a historical perspective. Begins with the observations and understanding of early cultures and leads to current concepts of the nature and origin of the solar system. Evening classes will conduct telescopic observations.

Course Outcomes
1. The students will learn how the scientific approach is used as an aid to understanding 2. The students will follow the development of the scientific approach from the time of Aristotle to Einstein, and will follow the development of technology from before the earliest telescope to Voyager 2 3. He or she will learn of the discover of the Laws of the Universe, and will learn how the laws apply to such personal things as why it is hard to walk on ice as well as how they can control the behavior of planets and satellites