This course is designed to introduce students to the science of astronomy, utilizing current concepts of the Earth, the solar system, and the universe. In addition, historical developments in astronomy from ancient mythology to modern science will be covered.
Assess the possibilities of extraterrestrial life in the universe.
Explain the emergence and evolution of life on Earth.
The Large Scale Universe
Identify the importance of dark matter and dark energy.
Explain the Big Bang model.
Describe the foundation of modern cosmology.
Describe the structure of the Milky Way galaxy.
Summarize the lifecycles of stars.
Explain the nature and properties of the Sun and stars.
Explain how telescopes enhance our vision of the universe using all frequencies of light.
Describe the importance of light to astronomers.
The Solar System
Compare our solar system model to newly discovered exoplanetary systems.
Explain how solar systems form.
Describe the celestial bodies in our solar system.
Introduction to the Science of Astronomy
Explain the physical laws that govern the universe.
Describe the development of the science of astronomy.
Describe the universe from Earth’s perspective.
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