An introduction to astronomy emphasizing the physics underlying the behaviour of the universe and the means by which it is observed. Topics include Newtonian mechanics and gravitation, electromagnetic waves, observing instruments, the sun and solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology and black holes. There is no lab component for this course.


Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Math 12, or Pre-calculus 11 with a minimum B grade, or Principles of Math 11 with a minimum B grade, or Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a minimum A grade, or BMTH 053/054, or MATH 105. MATH 105 may be taken concurrently.

Course Notes

ASTR 106 is an approved Quantitative/Analytical course for baccalaureate degrees.

ASTR 106 is an approved Science course.

Course Outlines

Effective Term
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