Online Course on Solar Systems Astronomy, Arizona State University


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Online Course on Solar Systems Astronomy

Length: 8 weeks

Effort: 24 hours/week avg.

Type: Verified, Earn Credit, Audit

Price: FREE
Add a Verified Certificate for $49

Level: Introductory

Languages: English

About this course

In this introductory 4-credit hour lecture and laboratory course, we will explore the origins, structure, contents, and evolution of our solar system and exosolar planetary systems. We will cover the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars.

Throughout the course, we will learn about the Discovery Channel Telescope, the Lowell Observatory, the Challenger Space Center, and Meteor Crater, the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. We will also get a chance to virtually walk through the Lunar Exploration Museum and Arizona State University’s Moeur Building, home of the Mars Space Flight Facility where ASU scientists and researchers are using spacecraft instruments on Mars to explore the geology and mineralogy of the red planet.

This course satisfies the Natural Science — Quantitative (SQ) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. Introduction to Astronomy may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

What you'll learn

  • The origins, structure, contents and evolution of our solar system
  • How to use algebra and order-of-magnitude estimates to obtain quantitative, scientific results
  • How to give clear explanations of physical phenomena


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February 15, 2016
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