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Astronomy 1b: Exploring the Universe

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, this course presents a variety of subjects that allow the student to become more familiar with the universe. Students will explore the solar system, the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors as well as become familiar with the concepts of space travel and settlements. Students will also examine the life cycle of stars and the properties of planets.


  • Explore the future of space travel

  • Learn what it’s like to live and work in space

  • Investigate how comets, asteroids, and meteorites influence life on earth

  • Learn about our closest star, the sun, and the role it plays in our solar system


Prerequisites: Astronomy 1a

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