Intended for students not majoring in science, Astronomy 102 is an overview of our present knowledge of the Universe, including the solar system, stars, supernovae, black holes, galaxies, quasars, gamma-ray bursters, dark matter, and cosmology. Some of the tools of astronomy, including telescopes and spectroscopes, will also be studied. Laboratory sessions involving some indoor experiments and weather-dependent outdoor observations will be held on alternate weeks. The laboratory may satisfy the science lab requirement for Arts programs. This course may be given elective credit for a degree in Astronomy.
Prerequisites: English 12 with a grade of "C" or better.