The historical development of astronomy and the motion of the planets. The formation of the solar system. The sun and its effects on the earth. Description of the planets and the moons of our solar system including recent results from the space program. Use of the observatory.
I took this class first semester freshman year as one of my natural science requirements. It had a lab component and this is the most formal lab we did all semester, although it doesn't compare to the labs of other sciences.