science
Space Sciences

Astronomy:
Survey the Universe in North’s Astronomy Courses

Astronomy courses at North introduce scientific methods used to study our solar system and the rest of the universe, including a survey of the planets, galaxies, black holes and the origin of the universe. Coursework relates historical points of view to current thoughts and ideas about the evolution of life in the universe. In astronomy you get acquainted with the history of astronomy and its applications.

Courses satisfy AA degree or professional/technical program requirements, provide transfer preparation without a degree, individual courses for those already in a 4-year school, or personal enrichment. You may visit the UW planetarium on class field trips.

Meteorology
Study the Earth’s Atmosphere

In North’s meteorology course you get an introduction to the earth’s atmosphere, including its composition, structure and physical properties – where it is, how it is formed and how it has changed through time.

Courses satisfy AA science degree or career training program requirements, provide transfer preparation without a degree, individual courses for those already in a 4-year school or personal enrichment.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Human impact on climate, world climates, changes in climate

  • Solar radiation and temperature

  • Humidity, condensation and atmospheric stability

  • Forms of condensation and precipitation

  • Air pressure, winds and air masses

  • Global circulation

  • Weather patterns, analysis and severe weather

  • Optical phenomena of the atmosphere

  • Types of air pollution

  • Contact
  • Tracy Furutani
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  • Math & Science Division
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  • Location
  • IB 2429 
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  • Division Contacts
  • email
  • (206) 934-3746
  • (206) 934-3748 (fax)
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  • Mailing Address
  • NSC Math & Science Division
  • 9600 College Way N
  • 3N2429
  • Seattle, WA 98103
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  • Dean
  • Alissa Agnello