ASTR-110   Planets, Stars & Galaxies

A survey of the major astronomical objects, including planets, stars, and galaxies, a study of their characteristics and their organization into a dynamic, structured universe, an investigation of the processes now occurring in the universe and the methods used to study them, a presentation of the history and development of the universe. The course examines scientific perspectives on the natural world, various relationships between science and culture, the role of Christianity in the development of science, and relationships between Christianity and current scientific findings. Not open to students who have taken, or wish to take, Astronomy 111 or 112. Students who meet the prerequisites of Astronomy 211 or 212 are encouraged to take one of those courses in-stead. Laboratory.