The history of astronomy is studied from early civilizations to the present. The basic motions of the earth, moon, sun, and planets are discussed both qualitatively and quantitatively, using elementary principles of physics. Properties of our solar system are discussed in detail, including results from unmanned space probes.Semester Hours: 4GT Pathways Category Key: SC1.Prerequisite: High school algebra or equivalent.Note: An additional 30 hours of laboratory work (at times to be arranged), plus appropriate report preparation time, are required to complete laboratory component of the course. Check for updates at courses.cudenver.edu.
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