Introductory Astronomy explores the history and development of astronomy, including the major contributions and discoveries of the scientists who have shaped the field, the objects that can (and cannot) be seen in the nighttime sky, and the birth and fate of the universe.
Students will examine how astronomers collect, interpret, and evaluate data as well as how they go on to develop laws and scientific theories to explain their observations. Human understanding of the universe is always evolving, and growing; yet astronomy is one of the few areas where plenty of intriguing questions remain unanswered.
Note: If you enroll in the Online course, you will not be required to purchase any course materials. All learning materials are included in the course at no cost.
Semester Hours: 3
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