Foundations of Astronomy
Academic Noncredit

This Foundations course provides an introduction to the breadth of Astronomy through the use of astronomical examples to reinforce physical concepts such as distance scales, magnitudes, mass, velocity, temperature, pressure and angular momentum. Topics include the celestial sphere, coordinate systems, Kepler's Laws, orbits, eclipses, tides, emission and absorption spectra, astronomical detection of light, telescopes, the Sun, properties of stars, our Galaxy, and galaxies. Recommended Prerequisites: MATH 1220 AND PHYS 2210.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Foundations of Astronomy (ASTR 250)

Fall 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 08/21/2023

The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here:

Date(s) Day Time Location
08/21/23 - 12/07/23 TTh 10:45 am -12:05 pm WARNOCK ENGINEERING BUILDING 2250
Tuition: $489.00 + Special Fee: $86.18 = $575.18      



Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.