ASTR 1101 – The Solar System
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This is primarily a descriptive course aimed at non-science students. Conceptual understanding will be stressed over strict mathematical derivation. The topics covered in this course emphasize astronomy in our own solar neighbourhood. Topics include the Sun, the terrestrial and Jovian planets and their moons, comets, asteroids, as well as the formation of the solar system.
Note: Only one of Astronomy 1101 and Astronomy 1301 can be used for graduation purposes.