A201 | 0565 | Pierce

This course is a sequence to A202 and is an introduction to modern astronomy and astrophysics, including basic principles of mechanics, optics, and radiation. Topics include solar system, stars, interstellar matter, galaxies, cosmology, and observational astronomy from radio to gamma rays. College algebra and trigonometry or high school equilvalent is needed. There is one required text for this course. This course fulfills the natural and mathematical science requirements.