Observational Astronomy

ESC 1123 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Introduces students to the major stars and constellations visible to the naked eye from the midnorthern latitudes. Begins with the development of the solar system and a discussion of planets, their satellites, and asteroids. Examines how the motions of these celestial objects can be understood, the techniques utilized to locate specific bodies, and the scientific methods used to analyze their size and composition.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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