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Introduction to Astronomy SCI 1399: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Universe
  • Galaxy
  • Solar system
  • Stellar activity



"The course is an overview of our understanding of the universe, from the immediate vicinity of our planet Earth within the Solar System to the largest scales of physical reality. Topics included are: solar system, the laws governing the motion of the planets and the surface properties of some planets, the life history and properties of stars, stellar evolution and stellar remnants, properties and evolution of galaxies, black holes and cosmology. Practical sessions will involve an investigation of observable celestial phenomena, including celestial coordinates, the diurnal motions of the stars, the orbital motions of the planets, the phases of the Moon, and eclipses. This will involve the use of interactive computer software. Some nighttime observing is included on a voluntary basis."

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

  • QB1-991  ..............   Astronomy
    QB1-139  ............... General

  • QB500.5-785 .......... Solar system
  • QB799-903 .............. Stars
  • QB980-991 .............. Cosmogony. Cosmology

Subject Guide

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