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Astronomy 10

Do Martians exist? How much would you weigh on the planet Mercury? Is it true that the planet Venus offers us a terrifying glimpse of our possible Carbon Dioxide-filled future? Find out the answers to these and many other urgent Astronomy questions by taking Astronomy 10. A fully UC transferable class that explores the world of our Solar System, Astronomy 10 requires NO previous knowledge of astronomy or physics, and requires only the simplest math skills.

Since the earliest people looked up at night and noticed that some "stars" appear to wander around oddly in the sky from day to day, to the day Galileo first looked at these "wandering stars" through the world's first telescope, humans have wondered about the planets. In Astronomy 10 we'll explore what the planets are made of, how they were born, and what might happen to them in the future. We'll study the other parts of the Solar System: asteroids, comets, moons, and the Sun. We'll explore all the latest pictures and data that come to us from the incredible spacecraft that continue to explore the Solar System today. From Cassini around Saturn to the Mars Rovers, our understanding of the Solar System changes almost daily. Get in on the action by taking Astronomy 10!

Transfer Units (UC:CSU): 3

Prerequisite: None

Co-requisite: None

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