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ASTRĀ 103. Descriptive Astronomy. 5 Units.

(GE= B3)
A brief history of the development of astronomy followed by modern descriptions of our planetary system, stars, galaxies, models of the universe and the possibilities of life in the universe. Discussions of methods of extending knowledge of the universe. No previous background in natural sciences is required. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Formerly PHYS 103.