• "Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another." Plato
     
    "I'm like that guy who single-handedly built the rocket & flew to the moon! What was his name? Apollo Creed?" Homer Simpson
     
     
    Course name: Astronomy
     
    Course number: 339
     
    Credit: 1 from GLSD. Can be taken for 3 college credits through the WCCC Dual Enrollment program.
     
    Quality points: Standard 
     
    Meets: Three class periods (55 minutes) per 4 day cycle.
     
    Open to: Grade 11 or 12 students.
     
    Topics covered: Early Astronomy; Earth, Moon and Sun Interactions; Telescopes, Spaceflight and Electromagnetic Spectrum; The Solar System; Cosmology & Astronomical Folklore.    See Course of Study for breakdowns of these units.