PS 108 Astronomy (4)
Prerequisite: MAT100 or assessment
Provides a qualitative introduction to the nature of the solar system and beyond. The topics include: the celestial sphere, astronomical observation techniques, the planets and moons, asteroids and comets, the Sun, the lives and evolutions of starts, pulsars, black holes, galaxies and dark matter. This course is intended as a broad-based introduction to astronomy for students who are not majoring in science. Three hours of lecture and one and a half hours of lab per week.