SIERRA COLLEGE
ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT

Astronomy 02 - Introduction to Planetary Systems

Course Description: General principles and fundamental facts of astronomy associated with planetary systems. Visual concepts emphasized through multimedia presentations and planetarium demonstrations. Peer-based exercises and computer interaction emphasized. Includes historical developments of planetary astronomy, basic principles of planetary system observations and analysis, and general concepts for interpreting the night sky with charts and almanacs. Particular detail given to the formation, evolution, and current condition of the Sun and Solar System, as well as current knowledge of other planetary systems. Possibilities for life in planetary environments discussed.  [Units: 3; Transfer: CSU/UC]

Course Advisory: Completion of English 50 strongly recommended.

CONTENTS
Fall 2017 Semester

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Homework Exercises
Homework Answer Keys

Third-Hour Exercises
Third-Hour Answer Keys

Lecture Presentations
Student Performance


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Class Handouts

Useful Information

Exams

Extra Credit and Bonus Material

Homework Exercises


Homework Answer Keys

Third-Hour Exercises

  • Found in the current edition of the Astronomy 2 Student Handbook

Third-Hour Answer Keys

Lecture Presentations

  • Found in the current edition of the Astronomy 2 Student Handbook

Student Performance - Fall Semester 2017

  • Professor Dunn's Classes
  • Professor Rice's Class
  • Professor Demarzi's Class


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