2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

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General Education Program

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...with AST, may only earn credit in one department.) Offered Fall. +PHY/AST 160 Cr...

+AST/PHY 160 Cr.4

An introduction to astronomy as a science, emphasizing celestial objects beyond our solar system. Throughout the course, comparison of observations with theoretical models will be stressed. Topics studied include the size and scale of the universe, using light and gravity to study the cosmos, the sun, the properties of other stars, lives and deaths of stars, star clusters, black holes, the Milky Way galaxy, dark matter, other galaxies, quasars, Big Bang cosmology, dark energy, and gravitational waves. Particular emphasis will be placed on recent discoveries. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. (Cross-listed with AST/PHY; may only earn credit in one department.) Offered Spring.

AST 160 +AST/PHY 160 Cr.4

An introduction to astronomy as a science, emphasizing celestial objects beyond our solar system. Throughout the course, comparison of observations with theoretical models will be stressed. Topics studied include the size and scale of the universe, using light and gravity to study the cosmos, the sun, the properties of other stars, lives and deaths of stars, star clusters, black holes, the Milky Way galaxy, dark matter, other galaxies, quasars, Big Bang cosmology, dark energy, and gravitational waves. Particular emphasis will be placed on recent discoveries. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. (Cross-listed with AST/PHY; may only earn credit in one department.) Offered Spring.

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