AST 111  deals with the objects and techniques of astronomical investigations

And the formation and properties of the objects within the Solar System.

Our specific learning goals are:

  1. To be able to identify key concepts in the sciences to provide a broad perspective on the human condition.

  2. To be able to recognize and explain the scientific method, and evaluate scientific information.

  3. To be able to characterize the appearance and motion of celestial objects.

  4. To be able to identify the key conceptual advances (and associated figures) in the history of astronomy.

  5. To understand the relationship between light, matter, and energy in an astronomical context.

  6. To understand the content, formation and evolution of our Solar System.