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SSA-100 Introduction to the Solar System & Space Exploration

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab, 3 credits


This is a multi-disciplinary lab science course that will introduce topics in astronomy and space science, including the Solar System and its planets, the space environment, gravitational theory, how to navigate the night sky, as well as current and future space explorations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 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.

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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.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 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;

For more information visit our timetable

For information about transferability: BCTransferGuide.ca