Astronomy 102 covers the following topics: star distances, motions, structures, origin, and evolution; white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes; atoms and radiation; structures and evolution of galaxies (including the Milky Way) and the universe. Opportunities for night time observations and time spent at Parkland's William M. Staerkel Planetarium enhance the course content. This collection includes course syllabi and selected student work. For more information about the course, see, http://natsci.parkland.edu/ast/102/.

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Course Materials

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Astronomy 102 Stars, Galaxies, The Universe Fall 2015, Erik Johnson

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Astronomy 102 Stars, Galaxies, The Universe Spring 2015, Erik Johnson

Essays

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Black Holes and Einstein: A Commentary of the Types of Black Holes that Produce Gravitational Waves, Sage A. Russell

Posters

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Orion, Teresa M. Boerma

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Welcome to Maxwell Montes, Nichole S. Buck

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Contellation: Taurus, Gabriel Chaille

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Cancer, Alexander M. Dani

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Draco, Christian Ekhoff

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Orion, Eray Ergenc

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Leo, Zachary M. Flynn

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Orion, Katelyn G. Gyorkos

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Constellation: Perseus, Marci Holman

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Cygnus the Swan, Emily J. Oldham

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Canis Major, Sage A. Russell

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Gemini: The Twins of Leda, Derek Schneider

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Taurus, Alex P. Tomaras

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Taurus, Luis M. Torres Cantu

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Leo, Andrew P. Woolley