Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Hands-on introduction to the composition, nature, and origin of the Universe, including
study of the Solar System, stellar evolution, and galaxies.
The laboratory portion of the course includes observation and analysis of the night
sky utilizing telescopes, cameras, and other equipment at CSM’s rooftop observatory.
Students will learn and apply modern astronomical research techniques including astroimaging,
spectroscopy, and photometry. This course is intended for students majoring in astronomy
or another physical science.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 222 or MATH 225
Recommended: PHYS 210 or PHYS 250
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1; Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU Area B1 and B3), UC (IGETC Area 5A and 5C)