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ASTR 101 Astronomy Laboratory

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Course Description

Introduction to the tools and methods of astronomy and understanding of the scientific process. Introduction to the celestial sphere, scale model Solar System, telescopic observations, use of computer models, comparative planetology, and astronomical data representation.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: MATH 110 AND completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 100 or 115 or 125 (ASTR 115 and 125 are offered at College of San Mateo).
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area B3 - only if ASTR 100 is successfully completed prior to or concurrently with ASTR 101
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B3 - only if ASTR 100 is successfully completed prior to or concurrently with ASTR 101), UC (IGETC Area 5C*)