Astronomy 1a: Introduction; Astronomy 1b: Exploring the Universe

Follow your enthusiasm for space by introducing yourself to the study of astronomy.

Astronomy 1a will include topics such as astronomy’s history and development, basic scientific

laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by

astronomers to learn more about the universe. Further knowledge is gained through the study

of galaxies, stars, and the origin of the universe.

In Astronomy 1b, building upon the prior prerequisite course, dive deeper into the universe and develop a lifelong passion for space exploration and investigation. Become familiar with the

inner and outer planets of the solar system as well as the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors.

Additional topics include space travel and settlements as well as the formation of planets.



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