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    Marylhurst University
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
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SCI 243  Introductory Astronomy: Planetary and Stellar Systems

This course is an introduction to stellar and planetary astronomy.  It explores topics at a variety of cosmological scales, from the relative intimacy of our own solar system and the amazing diversity within, to the immense scale of the universe itself.  Topics include planetary motions and compositions, the characteristics of red giants, black holes, white dwarfs and cannibal galaxies.  The fundamental objective is to investigate the building blocks of the universe and the tools astronomers use to explore it.  This course provides the foundation to discuss NASA’s search for extraterrestrial intelligence.  Actual sky observation will be integrated as weather permits. MU Core category: Sustainability & Science. 4 crs.

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