SIERRA COLLEGE
ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT

Astronomy 05 - Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

Course Description: General principles and fundamental facts of astronomy emphasizing stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Visual concepts emphasized through multimedia presentations and planetarium demonstrations. Peer-based exercises and computer interaction emphasized. Includes historical developments of astronomy, basic principles of astronomical observations and analysis, and general concepts for interpreting the night sky with charts and almanacs. Particular detail given to structure and evolution of stars, general characteristics of deep sky objects (star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies), large-scale structure of the Universe, and cosmology. Possibilities for life within the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond discussed.  [Units: 3; Transfer: CSU/UC]

Course Advisory: Completion of English 50 strongly recommended.

CONTENTS
Spring 2017 Semester

Class Handouts
Useful Information

Exams
Extra Credit/Bonus

Homework Exercises
Homework Answer Keys

Third-Hour Exercises
Third-Hour Answer Keys

Lecture Presentations
Student Performance


Third-Hour
Sessions

Distance Learning
Orientation Materials

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Please Note: All links below are for Rocklin/NCC On-Campus Students.
Tahoe/Truckee on-campus students should contact their instructor for course details.
Online students should follow the "BlackBoard Login" link to gain access to their course materials.


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 5 Student Handbook

Third-Hour Answer Keys

Lecture Presentations

  • Found in the current edition of the Astronomy 5 Student Handbook

Student Performance - Fall Semester 2016



 
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