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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 105 - Astronomy


A descriptive course designed to introduce students to solar system and deep-space phenomena. Extensive use is made of hands-on activities to aid in understanding the relationship of the Earth to the sun, moon, and other planets, along with tides, time, and eclipses. Emphasis is placed upon gaining insights into the size and scale of the solar system, galaxy, and cosmos. Additional topics include stellar evolution, dynamics of the Milky Way and other galaxies, the search for extraterrestrial life, and cosmology. Nighttime sky viewing is included, with and without the telescope.

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
General Education Elective(s): Science

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