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    Grand Rapids Community College
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog
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AS 106 - The Solar System and Extra-Solar Planets

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 6
Prerequisites/Other Requirements: None

English Prerequisites: None

Math Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None
Description: This course is an introduction to the solar system and comparative planetology. It covers the apparent motion of the sky (Sun, moon, planets), the seasons, lunar phases, eclipses, Newton’s laws of motion and gravity, tides, telescopes, the planets and moons of our solar system, solar system debris, the theories of the formation of the solar system, the discovery and observation of extra-solar planets, and the possibility of life on other worlds.

Course Fee: $10.00

Department Consent: No Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science



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