ASTRĀ 0002. Introduction to Planetary Systems

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of ENGL N with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 lecture
General principles and fundamental facts of astronomy associated with planetary systems. Includes historical developments of planetary astronomy, basic principles of planetary system observations and analysis, and general concepts for interpreting the night sky with charts and almanacs. Particular detail given to the formation, evolution, and current condition of the Sun and Solar System, as well as current knowledge of other planetary systems. (CSU, UC)