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PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NAS 131 - Astronomy I: Principals of Astronomy and the Solar System

Credits 4

This is an introductory astronomy course that emphasizes concepts rather than mathematics. The course is designed for nonscience majors and there are no math prerequisites. The main goal of this course is for students to understand and appreciate the nature of science through the study of astronomy. After completing this class, students will have achieved basic understanding of: scientific method, patterns in the night sky, motion, energy, gravity, and light, telescopes, our solar system, and properties of planets beyond our solar system. Remote observatory viewing may be scheduled according to availability and time allowance.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.

Corequisite: NAS 131 lab.

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