2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

PHY 120 Astronomy

(Contact Hours: 3) In this course, students will become better observers as they map the heavens, make and read star maps, and understand the mechanics of our solar system and galaxy. The nature and analysis of light, optics, and telescopes along with properties of planets, satellites, stars and galaxies will be discussed. Many hands-on activities will be used to highlight important concepts. Night time observations and planetarium will enhance the curriculum. Comment: Includes classroom work at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum Planetarium. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.