Alice Lloyd College

Astronomy Courses

AST 101: Introduction to Astronomy

Offered: Fall

This course provides an overview of astronomy for science and non-science majors. Topics covered include the foundations of astronomy (charting the heavens, the copernican revolution, light and matter, telescopes), our planetary system (the solar system, Earth and its Moon, the terrestrial planets, the jovian planets, moons, rings, and plutoids), the stars (the Sun, measuring the stars, the interstellar medium, stellar evolution, neutron stars and black holes), galaxies and the universe (the Milky Way Galaxy, normal and active galaxies, galaxies and dark matter, cosmology, life in the universe). Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week. Lab work will include tutorials, planetarium software, and telescope observation.

4 credit hours

AST 360: Earth and Universe

Prerequisites: CHEM 116 and PHYS 212, or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall and Spring

This course will explore the earth, moon, sun, solar system, Milky Way, and universe. It will cover the history of astronomy; the relationship between the earth and its astronomical neighbors; and theories of the origin of the earth, moon, planets, stars, galaxies and universe. Lab activities will include observations of the sun and moon, the celestial sphere, star gazing, atomic spectra and telescope setup. Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week.

4 credit hours

 

 

Upcoming Events

Calendar

September 2014
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Labor Day (No Classes)

CloseSeptember 1, 2014 @ N/A

Labor Day (No Classes)

CloseSeptember 1, 2014 @ N/A
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Women's Volleyball vs Berea

CloseSeptember 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
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All-Campus Cookout

CloseSeptember 4, 2014 @ N/A
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JBS 1st Quarter Midterm Ends

CloseSeptember 5, 2014 @ N/A

JBS Elementary Fall Field Day (K-5)

CloseSeptember 5, 2014 @ N/A
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Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Welch College

CloseSeptember 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am
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Womens Volleyball @ Hiwassee College

CloseSeptember 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS – David Garrad has been speaking and entertaining with magic for more than 45 years.

Constitution Day

CloseSeptember 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
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ALC MAPP Test, Freshmen & Juniors

CloseSeptember 11, 2014 @ N/A

MAPP Testing

CloseSeptember 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Required Convocation for ALL first-time Freshmen and Juniors ONLY. Casual dress event. Please watch for postings.

JBS Parent/Teacher Conferences

CloseSeptember 11, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
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JBS Senior Field Day (6-12)

CloseSeptember 12, 2014 @ N/A

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Midway

CloseSeptember 12, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 15, 2014 @ N/A
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 15, 2014 @ N/A

Religious Emphasis

CloseSeptember 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Chris Wheeler – Session 1 of 2.

Women's Volleyball vs Crown College

CloseSeptember 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Religious Emphasis

CloseSeptember 16, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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Chris Wheeler – Session 2 of 2.

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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 15, 2014 @ N/A
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 15, 2014 @ N/A
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 15, 2014 @ N/A

Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Banquet

CloseSeptember 19, 2014 @ N/A

Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Banquet

CloseSeptember 19, 2014 @ N/A

Women's Volleyball @ Cincinnati Christian

CloseSeptember 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball Tri-Match vs Welch College/UPIKE JV

CloseSeptember 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Women's Tennis @ Asbury

CloseSeptember 20, 2014 @ 11:00 am
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Women's Volleyball @ IU Southeast

CloseSeptember 22, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
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ALC Blood Drive

CloseSeptember 23, 2014 @ N/A

Terri Thompson & Chantel Sparrow

CloseSeptember 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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Leadership – ”Passion, Persistence and the Pursuit of Happiness”

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Women's Tennis @ Indiana University Southeast

CloseSeptember 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
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Women's Tennis @ Brescia University

CloseSeptember 27, 2014 @ 11:00 am

Women's Volleyball vs Carlow

CloseSeptember 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Rio Grande

CloseSeptember 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
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JBS Fall Festival

CloseOctober 3, 2014 @ N/A

Women's Volleyball vs Hiwassee College

CloseOctober 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
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Women's Tennis vs Carlow University

CloseOctober 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ UPIKE

CloseOctober 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm