Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Introduction to Astronomy

ASTR 1010  Introduction to Astronomy


Three hours of lecture per week.




The course investigates the evolution and physical properties of the universe as we know it. Topics examined include an historical overview of the role of astronomy in the development of the physical sciences, current theories on cosmology, the evolution of galaxies, star formation and structure, supernovae, pulsars, black holes, quasars and dark matter, and the solar system, including results of spacecraft exploration to eight of the nine planets. This course is designed for non-science programs or anyone with an interest in astronomy. The level of mathematics required will be limited to simple algebra. This course will have observing sessions where possible.

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