AST - Astronomy

AST 104 - Introductory Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies Units: 3

An introductory astronomy course covering the cosmic perspective, visual astronomy, gravity, electromagnetic radiation, star properties and life cycles, star death and stellar remnants, galactic systems, exoplanets, the search for life in the universe, and Big Bang cosmology. Includes four required laboratory experiences. Satisfies UNR Science core curriculum requirements. Transfers to UNR as AST 110.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: MATH 120 or equivalent or qualifying ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT test result.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

AST 198 - Special Topics in Astronomy Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED