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PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog 
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NAS 132 - Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies

Course ID 135425
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, light and telescopes, nature of stars and galaxies, birth and death of stars, theories on beginning and end of the universe. 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 132 lab

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