2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Science (ASCI)

ASCI 203   Astronomy with Lab   4 Units

This is a survey of the heavens, from stars to planets to galaxies to the universe. We look at the history of discovery as well as the past and future of the universe. The all-important scientific method is discussed. As a lab course, we will be using a simple telescope, counting sunspots and stars, observing Jupiter’s moons and double stars along with a number of other exercises designed to better acquaint students with experimental astronomy. Prerequisite: AMTH 101 or equivalent.