ASTRONOMY

Astronomy is the study of the principles and development of the solar system and the galaxies. Astronomy classes include general survey introductory courses for physical science majors or students looking for interesting alternatives to fulfill general education requirements. The following is a sample of career options available for astronomy majors. Most require a baccalaureate degree, and some require a graduate degree: teacher, astrophysicist and astronomer. An associate degree is not available in astronomy.
 

 
 
ASTRON 100 GENERAL ASTRONOMY
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Surveys content and dynamics of the solar system; the earth and its motions; time and the calendar; moon, eclipses, and tides; physics of the sun, planets, comets and meteorites, including their dynamical aspects and motions. Principles, logic, and development of stellar astronomy, as well as physics of the stars, stellar type populations, stellar evolution; stellar organizations, galaxies, and cosmology are also included.

UC credit limitation: No credit for ASTRON-100 if taken after 101 or 102.
 
 
 
ASTRON 101 THE STELLAR SYSTEM
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Surveys stellar astronomy, including the earth's place in the universe; the atom and light; the birth, death, and life of stars; the Milky Way galaxy; normal and active galaxies; cosmology.
 
 
 
ASTRON 102 THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Surveys the solar system, including the earth and its motions and seasons; the moon, eclipses, and tides; the content and dynamics of the solar system; planets and their satellites, asteroids, comets, and meteorites; and the evolution of the solar system.