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

  • Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Rio Grande
    September 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm Event Details >>
  • JBS Fall Festival
    October 3, 2014 @ N/A Event Details >>
  • Women's Volleyball vs Hiwassee College
    October 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm Event Details >>
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country - Run for the Hills
    October 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am Event Details >>
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country - Run for the Hills
    October 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am Event Details >>

Calendar

September 2014
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Labor Day (No Classes)

Labor Day (No Classes)

2

Women's Volleyball vs Berea

3 4

All-Campus Cookout

5

JBS 1st Quarter Midterm Ends

JBS Elementary Fall Field Day (K-5)

6

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Welch College

7 8

Womens Volleyball @ Hiwassee College

9

Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Constitution Day

10 11

ALC MAPP Test, Freshmen & Juniors

MAPP Testing

JBS Parent/Teacher Conferences

12

JBS Senior Field Day (6-12)

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Midway

13
14 15

Religious Emphasis Week

16

Religious Emphasis Week

Religious Emphasis

Women's Volleyball vs Crown College

Religious Emphasis

17

Religious Emphasis Week

18

Religious Emphasis Week

19

Religious Emphasis Week

Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Banquet

Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Banquet

Women's Volleyball @ Cincinnati Christian

20

Women's Tennis @ Asbury

Women's Volleyball vs Welch College

21 22

Women's Volleyball @ IU Southeast

23

ALC Blood Drive

Terri Thompson & Chantel Sparrow

24 25 26

Women's Tennis @ Indiana University Southeast

27

Women's Tennis @ Brescia University

Women's Volleyball vs Carlow

28 29 30

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Rio Grande

1 2 3

JBS Fall Festival

Women's Volleyball vs Hiwassee College

4

Men's and Women's Cross Country - Run for the Hills

Men's and Women's Cross Country - Run for the Hills

Women's Tennis vs Carlow University

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ UPIKE