At Laney, we offer Introductory Astronomy (ASTR 10). From the catalog,
Survey of astronomy at a descriptive level: Development of modern astronomy, light, astronomical instruments, the sun, formation and evolution of the solar system, the terrestrial planets, the Jovian planets, asteroids, comets, planets around other stars, and a brief survey of stars.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Differentiate between planets, stars, galaxies and the universe in terms of scale.
- Describe basic astronomical phenomena, including the seasons, the phases of the Moon, eclipses, and planetary motion.
- Describe the origin, development, and properties of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, and the universe.
- Analyze how theories in astronomy are based on observations.