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AST 151/151A (General Astronomy I and Lab)

Welcome to the Astronomy 151 Guide at Wake Tech!

This guide was created to provide you with a list of the many resources available to you through the Wake Tech Libraries. Within these pages, you will find lists of books and journals, as well as links to research databases and websites. You will also find contact information for the library in case you need further assistance. The Wake Tech librarians are always here to help you succeed during your college career!

Astronomy 151

This course introduces the science of modern astronomy with a concentration on the solar system. Emphasis is placed on the history and physics of astronomy and an introduction to the solar system, including the planets, comets, and meteors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system.

Astronomy Lab

The course is a laboratory to accompany AST 151. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 151 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Astronomy

Properties of a comet is something you may study in astronomy.