ASTR 3310: Exploring the Universe I: The Night Sky and Solar System

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

Lectures and labs will introduce the night sky and the solar system including the motions of celestial bodies on the celestial sphere and the use of different coordinate systems; orbits of planets and moons; the concept of comparative planetology; recent discoveries in the solar system; and optics and telescopes. This is a conceptual and descriptive course based on labs and projects. The course will not include the use of advanced mathematics.

Students will receive credit for only one of ASTR 1101, 3310, or PHYS 1205.

Prerequisite(s): Any 15 university-transferable credits. This course is not intended for first-year students.

Note: This course is not intended for students transferring to UBC's Faculties of Science or Applied Science.

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