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Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy ASU


This online astronomy course will take you on a fascinating journey through the world of modern solar systems. MAT 117 is strongly suggested as a prerequisite for success in this course.

About Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy - AST 111

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and marveled at the vastness and complexity of space? You are invited to take a deeper dive into the mind-blowing world of astronomy. At the end of this course, you will walk away with the knowledge to answer the following questions:

  • Where did our solar system come from?
  • How is our solar system structured?
  • What makes up our solar system - what are its contents?
  • What are exosolar planetary systems?
  • What is the history of the field of astronomy?
  • Why are the various properties of light important to astronomy?
  • What are the various instruments used in astronomy and how are they used?

Note: This course is not hosted on the Starbucks Global Academy platform. After enrolling, the course content will direct you on how to complete registration for this content. Check the ASU Earned Admissions website for course availability.

Meet your instructor:

Dr. Frank Timmes

Astrophysicist
Arizona State University

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