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PC 133: Astronomy

Block A1 CC unit (4 semester hours)Juan Burciaga


Course Description: 
Our solar system, our galaxy, the expanding universe of galaxies. Methods for obtaining astronomical data; fundamental properties of planets, stars, interstellar matter and galaxies; their origin and evolution; unusual objects like pulsars, quasars and black holes; life in the universe.

Class Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm. Students in the course should expect night labs twice a week from 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. plus two overnight field trips to the Colorado College cabin or Baca campus.

Course Limit: 25

Prerequisite: High School students need to have completed a science, algebra and trigonometry course.

Meets Critical Perspectives: I, Q

Program Fee: $60