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SSA-101 Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits

This is a lab science course that will introduce topics in deep space astronomy including: observational astronomy, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies and galactic evolution, neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves, extra-solar planets, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, and the possibility of life in the universe. This course will also explore related topics in physics and chemistry such as: light and the electromagnetic spectrum, optics, gravity, relativity, cosmology, and the origin of the chemical elements.


  • C in one of Provincial English 11, First Peoples English 11, or ENG 052.
  • C+ in one of Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus, MAT 053 or MAT 055; or appropriate levels of Math and English placement testing.
  • Take SSA-101L;

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