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"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another." Plato
 
"I'm like that guy who single-handedly built the rocket & flew to the moon! What was his name? Apollo Creed?" Homer Simpson
 
 
Course name: Astronomy
 
Course number: 339
 
Credit: 1 from GLSD. Can also be taken for 3 college credits through Penn Highlands Community College's ACE program.
 
Quality points: Standard 
 
Meets: Monday through Friday
 
Open to: Grade 12 students or grade 11 students if concurrent with chemistry or physics .
 
Topics covered: Early Astronomy; Earth, Moon and Sun Interactions; Telescopes, Spaceflight and Electromagnetic Spectrum; The Solar System; Cosmology & Astronomical Folklore.    See Course of Study for breakdowns of these units.
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