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

 

 

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The Office of Alumni Relations hosts this event each year to honor seniors who will be graduating from the College in December and May. This will provide an opportunity to encourage these upcoming graduates to remain connected to the College.

Celebration of Graduates

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This convocation event is for December 2013 and May 2014 graduates ONLY. Seniors: don’t miss this celebration planned just for you! Make sure to check out the event details.

Women's Basketball @ Kentucky Christian University

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Christmas Program

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Women's Basketball @ Point Park University

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Women's Basketball @ Carlow University

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Voices of Appalachia Christmas Concert

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Voices of Appalachia Christmas Concert

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The Alice Lloyd College Community Chorus, known as the Voices of Appalachia, will perform their Christmas concert.

Voices of Appalachia Christmas Concert

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The Alice Lloyd College Community Chorus, known as the Voices of Appalachia, will perform their Christmas concert. Admission is free.

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Lady Eagles versus Ohio Christian University @ 2 PM Eagles versus Indiana University East @ 4 PM

Women's Basketball versus Ohio Christian University

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Men's Basketball versus Indiana University East

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Women's Basketball @ UPike

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Men's Basketball @ UPike

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Women's Basketball versus Cincinnati Christian University

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Men's Basketball versus Cincinnati Christian University

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