AST 208 Planetary Astronomy

Study of the bodies of the solar system, their motions, compositions, and evolution. Topics will include physical laws of motion and radiation, comparison of the surfaces, atmospheres, and interiors of solar system objects, and the formation of the solar system. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. This course is equivalent to ESCI 208 and credit will not be earned if this course has been previously taken.




MATH 101 (C- or higher) or MATH 102 (C- or higher) or MATH 103 (C- or higher)

General Education

  • Study Area IV


  • Fall