University of Calgary

ASTR 207 - Introduction to Astronomy I - The Solar System - Fall 2021

A comprehensive, descriptive overview of the solar system covering how ideas have changed from ancient times to today. The latest discoveries. The electromagnetic spectrum; telescopes and detectors; laws of planetary motion; planets, asteroids, comets, and the Sun. Formation of the solar system. Extra-solar planets and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Possible field trip to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory.
This course may not be repeated for credit.

Hours

  • H(3-0)

Antirequisite(s)

  • Credit for Astronomy 207 and any of Astronomy 205, Astrophysics 213 or 305 will not be allowed. Physics Majors, Astrophysics Majors, Natural Sciences Physics Concentrators and Environmental Science Physics Concentrators are not permitted to register in this course.

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