This course is an introduction to the study of the universe and how the scientific method and modern tools are used to study it. Topics include history of astronomy; properties of the sun and planets and the structure and evolution of the solar system; nature and evolution of stars; galaxies and the beginning of the universe. Laboratory activities will include real and virtual astronomical viewing and experiments and will require some basic algebraic calculations.
Note: Students will not receive credit toward a degree for both AST100 and AST105.
Recommended Prereq: A course in basic algebra.
IAI: P1 906L.