AST 103: The Solar System

Self-paced Online

AST 103 is a descriptive introduction to our solar system from a historical and evolutionary perspective.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Zeilik, Astronomy: The Evolving Universe, 9th edition (2002), ISBN 978-0521800907

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Required Equipment

To complete one of the assignments, students will need access to one of the following: a small telescope, binoculars, sighting scope, or similar optical instrument.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Paul Heckert, PhD
  • Credit-granting Institution: Western Carolina University
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Number of Assignments: 11
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.

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