Term: Spring 2018
Survey of ancient astronomy, planets and moons, stars and their evolution, galaxies and quasars, and Big-Bang cosmology. Includes night sky observations.
Measurements of the properties of the planets, stars, and galaxies using graphical analysis, computer simulations and photographs. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or credit in ASTR 005.
Survey of recent astronomical satellites such as Hubble, Chandra and Fermi LAT; their design, orbital characteristics, and findings. Prerequisites: ASTR 005; MATH 010 or equivalent.