Apr 19, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ASTR 1530 - Tour of the Solar System

A survey of the solar system based on recent results from ground-based observations and space probes. Topics to be covered include: the sun, moon, Venus, Mars, the giant planets, comets, and the search for life in the solar system. If ASTR 1530 is taken as a 1-credit course, it will be graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory, and it cannot be counted towards the Institute’s baccalaureate requirement of 24 credits in the sciences. If ASTR 1530 is taken as a 2-credit course, it will be graded in the conventional manner. If ASTR 1510 and ASTR 1530 are both taken as graded 2-credit courses, they may be counted together as one 4-credit elective for nonscience majors.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 1 or 2

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