Our place in the Universe. Phenomena we see in the sky. What we know about the Sun, the planets and comets, and the formation of the solar system - and how we know it. What makes planets suitable for life. Finding out about the nearest stars and their planets. This course is intended for students with no science or engineering background.
Requisites and Exclusions
This course is intended for students with no science or engineering background. It has no pre-requisites or co-requisites, but it may not be taken by any student who has taken or is taking one or more of the following courses: AST121H1, AST210H1, AST221H1. Also excluded are CIV101H1, ANY 100- or higher-series CHM/PHY courses taken previously or concurrently (with the exception of PHY100H1, PHY101H1, PHY201H1, PHY205H1, CHM200Y1)
A current course outline for AST 101 will be available on this page shortly. This course outline is provided as an example only. Any course outline handed out in class or on Blackboard supercedes this course outline.
Fall 2009: Dr. M. A. Reid and Dr. S. Mochnacki
For Current Students
Current students enrolled in AST 101 should consult the course page on Blackboard for the most current information, including course notes, discussion boards, and instructor contact information. Blackboard can be accessed via portal.utoronto.ca.