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Astronomy Minor

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Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences that is devoted to the study of celestial objects such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. The Astronomy Minor will help students learn the fundamentals of Astronomy and prepare them for Observational Astronomy. The Truman Observatory is well-equipped with an array of telescopes including the 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope housed in the observatory dome and three high quality CCD cameras. The introductory physics sequence is required to appreciate the physics of planets, stars and galaxies. Therefore, the Astronomy minor will require the year-long physics sequence, which can be either PHYS 185 and PHYS 186 or PHYS 195 and PHYS 196. The introductory physics sequence may also be PHYS 195 and PHYS 186. Students may be enrolled in Astronomy course PHYS 131 at the same time as the introductory physics courses. The physics sequence will be a pre-requisite for the second Astronomy course, PHYS 346, which will be regularly offered.

Program Requirements:

The Astronomy Minor requires the successful completion of 16-18 credits of the following courses:

Required Courses: 16-18 Credits

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