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Astronomy
Course Code
ASTR 1110  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Astronomy 
Description This survey course introduces the objects and processes in the universe with particular emphasis on collections of ordinary matter like planets, stars, and galaxies; more exotic matter like pulsars, black holes, and dark matter; their interactions; and the human place in and responsibility to the environment. Topics include: stargazing; the scale of our universe; some history of astronomy; how astronomers know what they know; our solar system; comparative environments; threats to our environment; the Greenhouse Effect; other solar systems; the birth life and death of stars; dark matter and dark energy; and the origin and fate of our universe. This course has an optional lab (ASTR 1115). Completion of both ASTR 1110 and ASTR 1115 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

High school algebra or equivalent.



Course Code
ASTR 1115  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Astronomy Lab 
Description This laboratory enhancement to the concepts presented in ASTR 1110. This course has an optional lab. Completion of both ASTR 1110 and ASTR 1115 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

High School algebra or equivalent.

Pre/Co-requisites

ASTR 1110.