AST 1042 History of Astronomical Concepts

This course covers history and literature as well as the actual exploration of natural, historical, or modern astronomy sites in order to better understand select topics in the history of astronomy. Lectures, discussions, research, and physical examination of astronomical techniques as used in ancient, historical, or modern observatories helps students to gain knowledge concerning the role of astronomy in civilization and emphasis on astronomers' gradual recognition of the physical nature of the sun, planets, stars, galaxies, and other celestial objects.

3 credits