Atmospheric Science

ATM 135

Introduction to Astronomy and the Night Sky
3 Credits ■ As Needed ■ SC/ns

An introduction to contemporary astronomy with attention to lightoptic visible objects. In addition to learning northern hemisphere constellations, students will learn about astronomical time and measurement life cycles of stars, nebulae, galaxies, comets, auroras and eclipses . Details about solar system dynamics, the moon, our planets, the sun and their impact on earth’s ecology and life cycles will also be discussed. In addition, basic techniques of astronomical photography are covered.

Skills prerequisites: ENG 020, ENG 060 and MAT 018.