Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AST 114 - The Solar System

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement.

Investigate the structure, dynamics, and major components of the solar system (sun, moon, Earth, other planets and their satellites, comets, asteroids and meteoroids). Examine the origin and likely fate of the Earth, Sun, and the solar system as a whole. Compare our Solar System to other known planetary systems. 

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A  and eligibility for any general education math. 

Note: Typically offered at MC; fall and spring terms.