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ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

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ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Taught ByDr. Charles Vaughan
Prerequisite / Co-requisite: none
Credit:  ½ non-AP® credit
Length: 1 semester

Topics Covered: Earth & Moon system, the sky and seasons, the origin of the Solar System, the planetary geology of the terrestrial planets, the recent exploration of the outer planets, and more.

The class will introduce the Earth & Moon system, the sky and seasons, the origin of the Solar System, the planetary geology of the terrestrial planets, the recent exploration of the outer planets, the outer solar system, and the varieties of stars in the Universe from their births to destruction.  Some night time viewing will be required.

 

 

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