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Introduction to Planetary Astronomy

by Harrisburg Area Community College

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Course Description

Introduces the solar system with an emphasis on the sun, major and minor planets, the earth-moon system, asteroids, comets, meteors, the Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud. This course covers the physical laws of motion and the properties of light, the origin of the Solar System, and formation of the planets. Laboratory exercises reinforce the concepts discussed in the lectures pertaining to the location and motion of objects in the sky. Nominal use of math is required. 

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Harrisburg Area Community College's Robert Wagner did a great job. He is one of the best astrnomy professor I ever saw. Thank You.

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I am a 7th Grader and I listened to everything and learned a lot so thank you. Thank You.

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