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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Solar System

ASTRON 101

Lecture: For nonscience majors. Introduction to the physical characteristics of the earth, moon, planets, asteroids and comets, their motions and gravitational interactions. Recent discoveries of space probes relative to formation of the solar system and origin of life. Lab: Multiple sections. For nonscience students. Introduction to the night sky, telescopes, astronomical events, and celestial maps. Visual and telescopic observations of the constellations, moon, planets, stars, and other interesting astronomical objects. (Gen.Ed. PS)
Course Details

Open

On-Line
Feb 1, 2021 - May 4, 2021
Thomas Burbine
01
83696
4
PS
Base Cost: $1,928 ($482/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Feb 01, 2021
End date: May 04, 2021
Last day to add: Feb 12, 2021
Last day to drop: Feb 12, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Mar 29, 2021