Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 5  Introduction to Astronomy

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

An introductory, non-technical survey of the Universe. Fundamental concepts and facts of astronomy. Topics include the origin and evolution of planets, stars, and galaxies; results of space exploration and modern cosmology. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive laboratory science credit. Field trips may be required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822116ASTR:5MW8:00am - 9:25amS. Virji11-2119
Fall 201822117ASTR:5MW9:45am - 11:10amS. Virji11-2119
Fall 201822118ASTR:5T9:45am - 12:55pmJ. Draper11-2115
Fall 201822119ASTR:5R9:45am - 12:55pmM. Christopher60-1306
Fall 201822120ASTR:5MW11:30am - 12:55pmS. Virji11-2119
Fall 201822121ASTR:5TR11:30am - 12:55pmM. Hood11-2119
Fall 201822169ASTR:5MW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Hood11-2119
Fall 201822378ASTR:5TR1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Hood11-2119
Fall 201822379ASTR:5T1:15pm - 3:50pmM. Christopher11-2115
T1:15pm - 3:50pmM. Christopher11-2115
Fall 201822451ASTR:5T1:15pm - 4:25pmS. Phelps61-1420
Fall 201822769ASTR:5F1:15pm - 4:25pmS. Phelps11-2119
Fall 201822770ASTR:5T6:30pm - 9:40pmS. Phelps11-2119
Fall 201822771ASTR:5W6:30pm - 9:40pmNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201823431ASTR:5MW3:00pm - 4:25pmM. Hood11-2119

ASTR 5H  Introduction to Astronomy - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A; Acceptance into the Honors Program

An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. An introductory, non-technical survey of the Universe. Fundamental concepts and facts of astronomy. Topics include the origin and evolution of planets, stars, and galaxies; results of space exploration and modern cosmology. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive laboratory science credit. Field trips may be required. Students may not receive credit for both ASTR 5H and ASTR 5.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822127ASTR:5HF9:15am - 12:25pmM. Christopher11-2119

ASTR 5L  Astronomical Observing Laboratory

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: ASTR 5 OR ASTR 5H OR ASTR 7 OR ASTR 8 (May have been taken previously)
Advisory: MATH 51

Practical experience in astronomy including use of telescopes and demonstrations in the college planetarium. Occasional evening observing sessions with the telescopes and other field trips are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822122ASTR:5LM9:45am - 1:00pmM. Hood60-1306
Fall 201822123ASTR:5LT9:45am - 12:55pmM. Christopher60-1306
Fall 201822124ASTR:5LW9:45am - 12:55pmM. Hood60-1306
Fall 201822125ASTR:5LM1:15pm - 4:30pmF. Bray-Ali60-1306
Fall 201822126ASTR:5LT1:15pm - 4:25pmF. Bray-Ali60-1306
Fall 201822351ASTR:5LW1:15pm - 4:25pmNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201822410ASTR:5LR3:00pm - 6:10pmM. Christopher60-1306

ASTR 7  Geology of the Solar System

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Geological features and evolution in the solar system. Course surveys techniques used to study cratering, tectonic and volcanic activity, weathering, landsliding, erosion and faulting. Emphasis on solid surfaces other than Earth. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive lab science credit. Field trips required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822128ASTR:7MW8:00am - 9:25amNotEntered-XXXX
Fall 201822129ASTR:7MW9:45am - 11:10amM. Boryta11-2115

ASTR 8  Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Survey of current astronomical models, structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Field trip(s) required. Enroll in ASTR 5L to receive lab science credit.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201822132ASTR:8MW9:45am - 11:10amF. Bray-Ali61-1420
Fall 201822133ASTR:8MW11:30am - 12:55pmF. Bray-Ali61-1420
Fall 201823432ASTR:8MW1:15pm - 2:40pmK. Kamiya61-1420
Fall 201823434ASTR:8MW3:00pm - 4:25pmK. Kamiya61-1420

ASTR 11  Introduction to Astrophysics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: PHYS 2AG

Quantitative introduction to astrophysics. Topics include: Kepler's Laws, radiation, stars, stellar evolution, the Milky Way and other galaxies, cosmology, and extrasolar planets. Evening observations required.

ASTR 99  Special Projects in Astronomy

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lab: 108

In order to offer students recognition for their academic interests and ability, and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Student must have instructor's authorization before enrolling in this class. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
T3:00pm - 5:10pmH. JonesNotEntered-XXXX
W3:00pm - 5:10pmH. JonesNotEntered-XXXX
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