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ASTR-MIN - Astronomy


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Astronomy is the comprehensive study of the objects of the sky. It should be noted that Astronomy is offered only as a minor at York College. Offerings include studies of the origin, physical nature and motion of the Sun, Moon, stars, galaxies, and planets and the structure, possible history and future of the Universe. Astronomy courses exist at York College at both the non-science and science major levels and are open to all students with appropriate prerequisites.

Several astronomy courses can be used to fulfill general education and Pathways requirements. Such courses include: Astronomy 101, Astronomy 102, and Astronomy 141. Advanced level courses that make use of the York College Observatory, such as Astronomy 301, are also available. Several upper level courses are cross-listed and/or satisfy physics major and minor elective credit (Astro 491, 492, 493, 495, 496).